At long last, the excruciating heat has broken. It’s a small wonder, then, that most of us have streamed out of our homes and offices to be outside whenever possible. I’ve had inspections at work, which, while keeping me busy, is not necessarily a terrible thing as it gets me away from my desk. Today alone I saw a bunch of deer, 2 bobcats, 2 ospreys, and I rescued a large tortoise from the road. Saving the environment, indeed.
We didn’t do much this past weekend, per se, other than a birthday party. It was one of the “good ones” that both kids were welcome to attend. That’s always a touchy bit of etiquette, and I’ve never seen Miss Manners address it. When you have multiple kids and you don’t necessarily have someone to keep the other(s) while the invitee goes partying, can you bring the sibling(s)? In some cases, it’s a matter of money; some of these venues charge per kid and it adds up. Regardless, the party Saturday was an “easy” one, as Felix was welcomed up front.
Sunday Will had a ton to do, so it was me and the kids against the world, only I couldn’t find an entertaining and practical world to visit. So we made it in the backyard, the neighbor’s chihuahuas be damned.
Since Will had done a tremendous job Saturday of winterizing the yard and completely gutting and organizing our storage area, I found our tent and threw it up for the kiddos.
They loved it. Of course they couldn’t actually sleep in it that night, as it was a school night and, you know, chihuahuas. But they got to hang out in it between swinging and trampoline jumping. That night we busted out the fire pit and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Good stuff.
Happy fall, y’all. It’s finally here!