Friday, January 23, 2009

Just Enjoying the Week

I can't even believe how nice it was today. There wasn't a chill in the air at all. We have spent a lot of time outside the past few days. We've played at the park and played outside our house a lot. Yesterday we went to a library that has a lake behind it. There is a boardwalk all around the lake, and it was really nice and peaceful walking around it. I did have plenty of - "Be careful!" "Not so close!" moments because there is only a simple chain separating my children from a high plunge into the water. I was mentally preparing myself as to what I would do if one of them fell in...scream for help, dial 911, and hand the phone to another child before I dove in. That was the plan. If you knew my swimming skills and my children's phone skills, you might know it was not a foolproof plan. There were ducks (geese? I don't know.) that started swimming our way, thinking the kids' pebbles being thrown in were treats for them, and we made plans to go back very soon with food in hand. I just read that it's not really that healthy to give them bread so we'll be researching the best snack for them. The boys rode their four wheelers outside today for a long time. We played football and ate our apples, cheese, and crackers outside on the steps. Sissy tried out the roller coaster for the first time all by herself. It was the first time we've played with it in a couple of months, and I'd always held onto her before, being overprotective. She did great. They took turns over and over and over again. The incline takes the car all the way to the end of the pavement ahead. When I came inside to get snacks, I looked out the window and saw Sissy going down backwards, too.Dash was proud of his Lego robot he made the other day. That funny getting funnier by the day. This morning, we were all sitting on the couch together, and he crawled into a little hole between my legs and the back of the couch.
He grinned really big and said, "I'm visiting you."
I said, "Well, thanks for coming to see me! I haven't seen you in so long. What have you been doing lately?"
He said, "Going to work...and drinking soda." (funny - things his daddy does)
"Really? How old are you?"
"Five." (He's 3; "5" must have seemed like the age he'd be old enough to do those things.)
"Oh, you work and drink soda now? Wow."
"I have a baby, too."
I asked him if he was married, and he said he wasn't.
"She jus' has a daddy. She can talk and say 'apple'."
"What's her name?"
"....her name is...Winnie. She eats big carrots. I'll show you my baby." He went over to where Sissy was now standing and said that she was his baby. He picked up an empty plastic paint tray that was sitting there. (I don't know why it was sitting there, and yes, I need to clean my house.) He said that was where he changed her diaper.
He said he's also been eating sandwiches lately and riding his cowboy horse.
"He's a real one. I ride my pterodactyl, too. He's got a big, long tail."
He's a silly one.

1 comment:

Cary said...

So many thoughts...

The story of Dash drinking soda and having a baby made me cry. So sweet! And I was happy he named her Winnie and that she ate big carrots like Winnie.

I'm proud of Sissy the thrill-seeker, going down backwards!

And if any of the kids falls in the lake, hope it's Dash, because if he does the phone talking, then the 911 operator will just hear nonsense about Puddy and fourwheelers.