I’m so glad it’s Monday – Sunday was a busy day for us. It started out with church and then lunch at Applebees where Craig somehow managed to confound the tv system by making a simple request to have the channel changed.
It took twenty minutes and six people to solve the problem. By that time we had already spilled a glass of Diet Pepsi, cut a gash or eight into the table (why do they give children those steak knives?), and made our waitress wish she had taken the job at the Waffle House.
Later that afternoon we introduced the kids to the sun took the boys outdoors to our church’s annual picnic and outdoor baptism service at a nearby lake.
Baby A was concerned there might be bears.
I told him he just had to run faster than one of his brothers.
He chose this one.
Everything was going great until we were notified that one of our boys had fallen and scraped his knees (Where were the parents?).
And who didn’t have a first aid kit even though she has more children than Abraham and knew she would be out in nature with said children?
That would be me/I.
Choose whichever word you prefer. I majored in Political Science, not English.
And I really felt bad because Baby C brought his bloodied knees over to the campground where I sat next to Gretchen who doesn’t do blood.
She rallied though.
Even offered me HER first aid kit.
Decorates AND handles emergencies with aplomb. Definitely falls into the “handy friends to keep around” category.
And guess who I got to meet? Sherri from the comments section! She’s been reading the blog, and though our husbands know each other professionally, she and I had never had the occasion to meet.
Notice I’m not sitting super close to Sherri. It’s because I stank to high heaven. I had gone to the gym (I just like saying that now), fully intending to shower before the picnic, but we had company at the house when I got back, so I visited instead of cleaning up, so I felt slightly funky with my Eau du Gym mixed with bug spray. Sherri was very sweet not to mention the rankness.
I did notice she didn’t pull her chair any closer in the circle, though.
Her daughter was very sweet to sit next to Travis and swat the flies that were buzzing around. He returned the favor by eating her apple when she wasn’t looking.
Also, a shoutout to Suzanne, Janet, Tanya, and Kim who ‘fessed up to lurking, and if I had the web address to your blogs, I’d link to you, but I don’t have them, so just leave them in the comments today (how’s that for a big ole’ hint) and then I can stalk you as well.
Have a nice day.