Some summertime stories and a haiku…
Ok, so we had the double birthday party. One turned two and one turned five. It was our first birthday party not at Uncle Jims. It was a bowling party and super fun! I didn’t know this before the party but they have ramps you can put the ball down so even a two year old can bowl. Grizz (Brady) put the ball down the ramp and would exclaim, “oh yeah.” It was a perfect party for kids and adults! July weather outside can get hairy and being inside in air conditioning with a set activity and even some one to clean up was painless and smooth.
At the close of the party, I was packing up things to take to the car. Grizz looked at me, waved, and sang, “bye Mommy.” Not a minute later the boy’s nanny says “good-bye” and Grizz proceeds to throw a temper tantrum saying, “stay here.” Ho hum. I’m still kind of depressed by that. To add salt to the wound there were about 25 family members to hear the exchange.
Moving on to other summer happenings – Grizz finally pulled what I knew he would pull, something I have been waiting (and dreading) him to try. He tried to crawl out the second story window. We have original windows that are now locked all the time. I have already called Pella for a quote on new windows. If I needed an excuse I have one. Of course our first born NEVER pulled a stunt like that.
Right or wrong we bought Ryan an iPod touch for his birthday. Grizz was pretty jealous and kept saying “download it, download it.” I told them that I’m pretty sure I didn’t say the word “download” until my twenties and even then I didn’t know the difference between “download” and “upload.” Not long after that Ryan informed me that the 1980’s were the “olden days.” Olden days? The eighties? I didn’t exactly know what to do with that information but I didn’t take it well. I am almost 4 years older than my husband so he was no help.
The best thing about this summer is that Grizz told me he loved me for the first time – he redeemed himself from the nanny debacle. He chased after me when I was leaving for work and said “I wuv,”
I thought I’d end with a haiku – a seasonal haiku.
I love summertime
The Boys like to get dirty
Summer is stinky
About Sara S.
Sara is an on the go – down to earth Momma, married to a Marine and the mother of two get dirty wild and crazy, play in the mud boys. She loves Michael Jackson, dancing and spending time with her family. She is honored to be able to teach her little guys about the world around them, about kindness love and the human spirit. For fun, she loves to make jewelry, shop, ski and spend time outdoors getting dirty with her boys. Sara is a Sr. Product Manager at Step2.