Friday, June 24, 2011

Tidbits and Milestones

 My baby boy went to work today. 
Not "take your son to work day."
A real job. 
Of his own. 
For the day.
He helped a friend of ours finish up some home renovation details.
He worked hard.
Painting.
Mowing.
Eating at Dairy Queen.
 I'm so proud of him.
Did I mention that he shaved for the first time the other day?
SHAVED.
What is going on?
Who is this person with the deep voice, contact lenses, and large shoes?

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My poor children are suffering this summer.
Their grandparents moved away and left their much-loved in-ground swimming pool under new ownership.
So, my kiddos will get through the summer, like many deprived kids, with a sprinkler, water guns, and an occasional trip to the public pool, park, or beach.
With much empathy, I purchased a "kiddie pool".
These little water bugs have been begging to fill it ever since we brought it home.
So, today I pumped some H2O in that thing and watched for some joyful splashing and swimming.
 I don't think they believed me when I told them how cold well water is.
It's frigid.
They were convinced that a boiling kettle of water would do the trick.
 It so did not.
We didn't even fill the thing.
There was no point.
Men...or mice?

 I do have one tough little cookie...



She even convinced one of her brothers to join her...


 
 ...but not the other.
 

 I guess wisdom does come with age :)

4 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh mama, your baby IS growing up! ;o)

Little Wife on the Prairie said...

Oh my goodness! Your giant boy makes me want to cry. Mine will be giant, and shaving one day! :( I guess that's part of the plan. The whole growing up thing is tough. Funny funny pics of your kids just staring at the pool.

Heather @ Four Loud Monkeys said...

I read this out loud to my mom yesterday and said, "what is going on" right before I read that part in your post!;) Too fast, girl...too fast!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Isn't it fun to see them grow up? Kind of bittersweet, but fun. :)

Well water is SO cold~she's a very tough cookie!

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