Maia- nope... it's about 50/50 here as to shaving legs/armpits. I however, HATE the sensation of unshaved legs. I can deal with it from the knees up since that's usually covered with fabric, but on skin that gets sun if I don't shave I get really nasty rashes that ITCH like the bejeebus. It's funny because DH doesn't care either way, but when I start getting really whiney and cranky one of the things he'll ask is "when did you last shave your legs?" and he's often right... I go shave and feel soooooo much better. LOL In college I used to perform in the Rocky Horror Picture Show floor show (as Columbia) and I think that probably reinforced the shaving habit... though it was MUCH more extensive given the costumes that particular character wore! Actually, Dh played Dr Frank'n'Furter for two seasons so he was all smooth legged as well!
Charlotte's Web- I'm not counting my chicks till we've made it past Charlotte's death, but I think it's going to stay a winner. And I am not nearly crazy enough to try and tie in craft projects. THEY dragged ME to the craft store, pushed the cart, and informed me as to what they needed in order to, quote, "achieve their artistic vision". I did help with the cutting and stitching, but it was mostly them... and then the floor show and puppet show were all them. The book has totally struck a chord... every night dd2 piles up a heap of blankets on her bed and rolls in them, pretending that she is a pig sleeping in a pile of manure. And she has started wrapping her beloved "piggie" (a stuffed animal that once upon a time actually looked like a pig and her most beloved buddy) in a piece of brown felt since she didn't want piggie to miss out on the manure experience. They're cracking me up. I just hope they don't get too upset with the ending... I don't /think/ they will, but I was a camp counselor at a camp that showed ET (on video) to some of the campers one year (7 year olds) and the tears, bawling, and general sadness were off the charts. And this was from kiddos who had SEEN the movie before, and who's parents had signed off on the film. So I think I'll be a bit on edge during these last few chapters... Charlotte just wrote "humble" and tomorrow we read the chapter where she lays her eggs.
After Charlotte's Web the next book is Homer Price. It's a decent book as I recall, but it may not hold two little girls as much as Charlotte's Web. We're nearly done with The Borrowers (bedtime book) though and maybe I'll ask if they'd rather hear Trumpet of the Swan instead of Wind in the Willows as their next bedtime book?
Still so freakin' hot. Ugh! Did your agent give you any insight into what happened with the showing Maia? (and thanks for the reinforcement... it drives me batty that people think I'll "enjoy" an outing where I know I'll spend every minute running after the kids and /not/ relaxing till we're back in the car).
Oh, right, I'm 32 weeks with a midwife visit on Friday. I'll be tipping from 36 to 37 weeks at Pennsic. And although I've never had a babe arrive before 40 weeks, I would LOVE for this munchkin to arrive around, say, 38 weeks. Really really REALLY it would be the sweetest thing this babe could give me as a mama present. A nice, happy, non-frantic, vbac at 38 weeks. MMmmmm.... almost as yummy as posh coffee! :)