Thank goodness the traveling carnival came to town this week, we were hard up for some old-fashioned entertainment. Toothless chain-smoking carni’s invaded our little town, took our money and went on their merry way.
Which is totally fine, because we didn’t have anything better to do with that 75 bucks. Seriously. Our lives were not complete before Mia won that retarded rose at the balloon dart booth. Something was missing.. must’v been that rose. Mia was 3 for 3 at that balloon dart booth by the way. It was such a proud parent moment I felt compelled to share.
But seriously, I would have paid a hundred because these two little girls had a blast-an-a-half. They were pumped….floating from one ride to the next giddy with excitement. They didn’t care if the carni’s had teeth or not, and I had a blast watching them have the time of their lives.
They started off small….the glorified merry-go-round, otherwise known as the carousel (which I had to look up how to spell by the way). For the record, I was way off.
Daddy got to experience the thrill of the traveling carni carousel. It was probably the smallest carousel ever made by the way. I’m just saying.
The pure exhilaration was evident in his eyes…only he was wearing shades to hide it…..
He was plum titillated to accompany her on the super-duper-slide….
Mommy is holding out for a roller-coaster @ six flags thank you. It looked fun and all but I prefer the rides that you have to be at least 42 inches tall for. sue me
Then they saw the “Dragon Wagon” and really, I would have given anything to know what they were thinking at this point…… They wanted to ride, but something about it scared the buhjeezus out of them. I could tell Mia was seriously hesitant and giddy all at the same time. I didn’t think she would go through with it…
But she did…………..and it was worth it…..
Luckily, their buddy from school was in line and got to ride with them. They were over the moon excited…
Summertime is fabulous. I don’t want these days to end. I love Summer and not just because teachers have the Summer off. I love to wake up on Summer mornings and know there is not a single thing I really have to do. Screw the dishes and laundry, we eat off paper plates and wear bathing suits and all day. We wake up in the morning and decide what we want to do, even if that consists of eating tuna sandwiches and watching scooby-doo on the sofa (yes we actually watch scooby-doo, Daphne is my homie). And for the record, popsicles for lunch ain’t all that bad either.
Summer is made for free spirits. No worries, no responsibilities, no alarm clock, no bedtime, no rules……..and Mia is taking the no rules thing very seriously. In her world, no rules even applies to t-ball, because homegirl almost knows which direction to run when she hits the ball.
And by almost, I mean she has absolutely no crapping clue what base to run to. Last night, she hit the hell outta that ball and….ran directly back to the dug-out.
Grinning the whole time….
Summer. I am in love………
with the way he grins at me every morning when he wakes up.
I am in love with his beautiful blue eyes that speak to me every day…..
I am in love with being the voice he responds to every time I walk into a room. I l o v e that.
I have certainly fallen in love with the way his toes play with eachother.
And I know. One of these days it will be just me and your daddy all alone to entertain ourselves in this house when you two are gone. And your lives will be great, and so will ours. But, as long as you are mine, I want to make your days great. I want you to remember the things we did and the sounds we heard, and the way we laughed. I will have to let you go someday…..
but until that day comes…….
I just wanna be your momma……….