I had a great time in town this afternoon. It was definitely bra-worthy. Owen is the biggest kid in his class and also, the youngest. And I don't know if it's just because I know him so well or what, but he looks so much more mature than the other kids. Like they're...babies.
Probably just a grandmother's perspective but whatever.
Anyway, it was really fun, watching the baby-kids run through the obstacle course and sitting on their little spots and listening to the teacher and doing jump kicks and all that stuff. I was very proud of Owen because this is his first class experience and he is very good at listening. He had a little problem with the concept of waiting in line because he really wanted to run that obstacle course over and over but the teachers gently instructed him in waiting his turn, and all of these lessons are going to serve him well in life, not to mention kindergarten.
Can I just say here that people who take on the job of instructing children are very, very special and wonderful human beings in my opinion? It takes a truly compassionate and sincerely patient person to do that and thank the lucky stars they do. I couldn't do it and I WOULDN'T do it. But I am so grateful for those who do.
After the class, Lily and Owen and I went to Costco and Jason took Gibson home for a nap. For some reason, the Costco Experience today was hysterical. We laughed so much. Also- really good samples! We had watermelon, hummus and chips, pretzels and spinach dip, pork loin, macaroni and cheese, and dark chocolate with pomegranates. Owen also had veggie straws which I am suspicious of, frankly. Oh yeah, we had some of those Belvita breakfast biscuits which were completely awesome, even though I at first thought Lily said Velveeta, instead of Belvita and I was TOTALLY excited about the prospect of eating some of my favorite cheese-like substance.
And no, we didn't buy any of that stuff except for a watermelon.
We probably had enough calories to do for supper but of course we will manage to forget that. I'm cooking brown rice right now, as a matter of fact.
The best part of the whole trip though, was when Owen ducked into the men's room after we'd dragged him into the ladies' room. He stood there, right where we could see him but where we couldn't see into the restroom and he saw his first urinals, I think, because he started yelling, "Come here! You have GOT to see this!"
Really. He did.
Lily and I were dying. We were laughing so hard. Obviously the child needs to visit a men's room with a man in the near future.
I'm still laughing.
On our way to the Costco, Owen had my phone, ostensibly to watch the video I'd made of him during class. When I got it back from him I realized he'd been back there taking pictures. Here's one he took of me.
He took some of his mother too but all you can see is the headrest.
Then to continue a theme, when he got home he started, all of a sudden, drawing portraits.
Here's his grandfather.
Note the beard and glasses?
And here's the one he did of me.
That's him and Gibson in there too. And I guess that's my bun, up top. And I have no idea what that detritus up above my bun is but it doesn't matter. That picture, that portrait of his grandmother with him and his brother is about the most precious thing I've ever seen in my life.
And it looks exactly like me.
Compare with the picture he took of me with my phone and you'll know I'm telling the truth.
So yeah, it's been a good day and I plan on being asleep by eleven AT THE VERY LATEST and tomorrow I may actually go to an art opening.
Roger Leonard is our neighbor on Dog Island and he painted the beautiful picture of our bay beach on the island which Mr. Moon traded for a Suburban. The picture, not the beach. We still own that. This is the picture that he says we are going to build a house around in Apalachicola.
Works for me. And I haven't seen Roger or his wife Sammy in forever and they are A Plus, Number One Human Beings Who Are Sweet. So yeah, definitely a bra-worthy event.
Now I have to go cut up an avocado. I hope it's been a good day for you, too.