Random Somethings of Midsummer
*Okay. Happy Tuesday, anyway.
*Tuesday is my short day at work: only 4 hours. Since Monday is 5 hours and also crazy busy lately, I always feel like a Lady of Leisure on Tuesdays.
*Especially since MG has started walking home from camp on her own.
*Camp--at least this week-- is at her school, with her last year's teacher, and runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. So basically, from a parent's perspective, it's JUST LIKE school.
*Except, no homework! Woo-hoo!
*And also, according to MG, it is actually TOTALLY DIFFERENT from school, because basically all they do is art and P.E.
*On the Growing Up front, MG is now taking showers instead of baths.
*Yesterday she finished her shower, turned off the water, and asked me to hand her a towel. I reached out and touched her hair, which made the fuzzy, bubbly sound of a head with a fair bit of shampoo on it.
*I guess taking showers is a skill not acquired all at once.
*Yesterday, when I was feeling crappy, MG made me a plate of cinnamon-sugar toast, and even cut it in half for me. I was very touched.
*Then she said, as she says after every action evidencing a modicum of self-sufficiency, "Is this getting me closer to earrings?"
* I was a little less touched after that.
*More news: MG now has a trampoline!
*It was an early birthday present, a joint effort between some grandparents (who provided the cash), RW and I (providing the legwork), and our neighbor, who came over and helped us put the thing together last week.
*I have been nonplussed at how many people, on reading/hearing this news, react by warning me or RW about the dangers of backyard trampolines
*So I have become kind of defensive about explaining that we know the dangers, there is a net enclosure, MG has learned trampoline safety for years in circus class, we have a number of rules in place, etc. etc.
*The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is this weekend!
*This will be the third year in a row that we're going as Vancouver-area residents, not tourists up from the States.
*It's wild to think how different our lives are than they were about two years ago at this time.
*Kind of puts my recent job complaints in perspective, doesn't it?