It was a week of cousin fun, adventures, chlorine and music. Yes, it’s officially summertime.
Lesson #1: There’s nothing like lunch straight from the Farmer’s Market. (You know, to chase your church donuts.)
Lesson #2: When the kids keep begging for more fresh fruit, it’s worth asking why. Because their new ant collection probably doesn’t need the fresh organic pluots you just spent a pretty penny on.
Lesson #3: I consider not cleaning the house in the morning before we head out a strategic security measure. If someone decides to break in, they’ll think someone else beat them to it.
Lesson #5: If you’re choosing between a mini-golf place with soaker boats and a place without, go for the one without. Especially if one of your kiddos doesn’t meet the height requirements and needs a chauffeur. And especially, especially if that kid’s older cousins show no mercy with the soaker button.
Lesson #6: Big can sleep until 8am. All it takes is a day of playing chase around the Stanford campus, a swim lesson, a movie night in SF, a day of mini golf and an evening concert in the park. (Who says summer’s relaxing?)
Lesson #7: It’s crazy to run into one of your best childhood friends who you haven’t seen in years at a kids’ amusement park. It’s even crazier to realize that your son is about the age you were when you met her.
Lesson #8: It’s best not to make a grand announcement to everyone that you’re letting your little brother win to make him feel better. That is if you actually want him to feel better.
Lesson #9: It’s time to fire my stylist. When I came out in my new uber-hip pants—dressed for a big night out—Big asked why I was wearing long underwear.
Lesson #10: The earth’s rotation isn’t the only reason summer days are so gosh darn long.
Time to rest up for another week of excitement. I hope you’re enjoying summer, but still learning a thing or two along the way!