Well, after reading the little nugget of news below, you’ll understand why it trumps all QOTWs!!
Yesterday afternoon, I sent the kids outside to play – it was a gorgeous 88 degrees. They needed the sunshine and Clare and I needed the quiet time. I could hear the giggling – not fighting – and that totally should’ve set off the alarm bells.
After about 10 minutes, the giggling turned into full-fledged belly laughs and I went to investigate. There is nothing that could’ve prepared my eyes for what I saw flash before my eyes (keyword here is “flash”). Yeppers, all three of ’em were naked as jaybirds. Fortunately, I had a magazine to hold in front of my face while I collected myself.
“AHEM…(totally not stern face, but good attempt at stern voice)…I want the three of you in the house RIGHT NOW. Get your clothes and move it!”
More magazine holding in front of face.
Better attempt at stern voice. I think it was convincing, because they moved like ducks to bread.
What parenting book prepares you for that sight? Your three kids merrily climbing atop the playscape for the ENTIRE neighborhood to see their white hineys, gleefully sliding down the slide. Maybe I should write a book…
Who needs playdates when they can dream up this stuff amongst themselves??
Make it a great weekend folks. We’re off to Friday night’s Stations of the Cross and Will’s last basketball game – very sad about that – for real. I just might get it together and get pictures of nephew Alex’s first birthday posted, which happened like a month ago now?!