It’s been a week of fireworks, some of them even of the 4th of July sort (ba, duhm, duhm). That mid-week holiday threw this family for a loop. Tonight is Sunday, right?
Lesson #1: You can’t help but feel like a real superhero with magical powers when you’re holding a sparkler in your hand. (And after being totally defeated by the stress of the neighborhood parade, Little really need a superhero moment or two.)
Lesson #2: Nothing says freedom like running around screaming and laughing as fireworks go off in your front yard.
Lesson #3: When your kids come home from a hugely successful camping trip with dad, you can’t help but think it was a big win. That is until you find your 3-year old going out front to pee in the bushes. Because that’s how you do it when you’re camping, after all.
Lesson #4: Be careful of what you say on a walkie talkie. You never know what two little boys who hear you loud and clear on their own walkie talkies will do with police (or road construction) intelligence. (Like tell their mom.)
Lesson #5: Just when you think you’ve masterfully answered as many tooth fairy questions as humanly possible, your kid will ask, “If Santa makes all his own toys, then why does this say ‘Made in China’?”
Lesson #6: Pink will put just about anything (mostly of the edible sort) you can fathom in her hair. After she takes out her pesky hair clip, that is.
Lesson #7: When Little asked why I don’t drink wine for breakfast, I started asking myself the same thing.
Lesson #8: If you can’t figure out how to un-mute your car’s entertainment system, it’s actually worse than not having one.
Lesson #9: I’m not ready for back-to-school marketing. Which is a really good thing since we still have two full months of summer left. Gulp. (Ok, maybe I’m more ready than I think.)
Yep, only nine. I told you I’m off today. But I have a feeling I’ll catch up and maybe even have a couple extra by next Sunday. Here’s to an inspired week!