Summer vacation started on Friday at 3:15 pm and it’s been a pretty good start so far. We had tennis lessons, a birthday party, a visit or two, and we set up the backyard pool and a new canopy for shade over the picnic table. Which is where I’m sitting right now typing…this, ladies and gents, is my new office.


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Things I know for sure

I don’t claim to know everything, and yet, there are a few unwavering things I know without a doubt in my mind, which pertain to how we are, as a family. One of those things has to do with going places that are deemed ‘fun’ by most people with kids. Places like amusement parks or activities that require lining up for. Places with big crowds that don’t move fast, or at all in some cases.

It’s not like the kids don’t enjoy the 2 minute rides. Of course they do. They are 3 and 6. It’s not that I’m not absolutely delighted at their squeaks of happiness and excitement when they race around on a mini roller coaster or some such thing. I am. I take pictures to prove it.

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