Today was a pick-up-boys-and-hang-out-with-them day and Mr. Moon decided to come with me, which was good because he now knows the routine of pick-ups and can take over when needed. We stopped on the way in to town at the library where I returned some books and we noticed that they have built a brand new playground, right beside our Eastside Branch. In fact, the fencing was still up around it when we went in the library and by the time we left, it had been taken down and there were already moms and kids playing.
What a beautiful, brilliant thing! Now mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers can take their kids to go get books and then spend some time letting the children get their ya-ya's out on a playground. There's also a little pond/lake that's nice to walk around. If there'd been something like that when I was a young mother, it would have made me so happy.
Don't you love that picture of Boppy and Levon? I packed us some leftover lunches and Levon joined us at the table with a snack as we ate. Here's another picture of him.
Oh, how they love their Boppy.
As in- these things were tied or bound to someone sleeping either on their arms or feet or backs so that they woke up fizzing around or flying into the air.
"One time, when you were sleeping, I tied giant bottles of Diet Coke to your back and then, when you were still asleep, I put mentos in it and it shot you up into the air so high that you landed in a tree and I had to use a ladder to get you down."
And so forth.
My story involved making pancakes with mentos in them and then putting diet coke in the syrup jar and when they poured the "syrup" onto the pancakes, the pancakes fizzed and exploded themselves into the air.
I think it's a very fine plan. They are going to have a great time.