Let's see here. Whasa goin' on....Well, I've got a little time this morning while Ratchet is at V.B.S.(vacation bible school, to those of you outside the Bible Belt, wink). And of course Dandy is slaving away at school, so I thought I would try post a little something.
I guess I could tell you about my weekend. Wait, maybe I shouldn't, it didn't go all that well.
We did have a good time celebrating the third of July with our family in town. Ratchet and Dandy got to hold sparklers (while clothed in their mandatory flame retardant one-piece suits), and watch from across the yard, as their uncle Daryl lit the larger rocket-shaped firecrackers for a slightly more dangerous feeling show.
Of course, it's never really fun unless you get the youngest of the children blubbering in tears at some point during the exhibition. We managed to frighten my tougher than nails two-year old nephew a couple of times. And, just when I thought noise sensitive Dandy was faring well, he got caught off guard by a loud boom and crumbled into his first of many sobbing moments that became a recurring theme for the next several days.
Like I said, it wasn't a very good weekend. But I do have a couple of pictures of our group of friends before watching fireworks at the airport on the fourth. I was far too busy OOHing and AAHing by the time the show started to get pictures of the actual reason we were there.
(Ratchet, Dandy, Beck's Boy, and Dandy)
It is funny to me how small townish (red neckish) we look out in the middle of a giant field surrounded by trucks. But it was fun chatting with my gf's and letting the kids run around in the grass together. There were some men there as well but they never seemed to be where the camera was snapping.
(Trish, Becky, Beck's girl, Me, Beck's Boy, and Beck again)
Dandy was having such a good night after an extremely iffy day so I had to get lots of pictures of him in this pleasant state. The resourceful young tike made a house to
live in while we were there waiting for the real action to begin.
This evening there was NO crying over the fireworks (from our group anyway) so that actually went without a hitch.
Ah, but the next day....Dandy was full of explosive behavior himself. I could practically smell the gun powder rising from his little blonde head. We were all vicariously distraught as he continued to explode in colors around us. Breakfast brought tears. Puzzles and toys brought tears. Time out brought head slapping foot stomping tears. You get the picture.
This was clearly the unfun portion of the weekend. Jamey and I had different versions of concern. Mine apparrantly took the form of a nasty visages and angry tones as Dandy once declared me to be "mean", looking at me sideways while asking his Daddy to button his pants.
Jamey just got quieter and more down as the crying and vigorous gnashing went on.
Then just when I thought our youngest had taken a huge turn for the worst on his summer maturing process, J realized his little head was warm. Then I remembered noting the same thing the day before. " THAT'S IT! BY JOVE HE'S SICKLY!" We concluded at once.
Normally one is not relieved upon discovering their child is ill. But this was only a cold type thing with a mild fever. And that beats a mental condition hands down in a side by side comparison any day!
Our little guy has enough on his plate without new unknown behaviors popping up on us out of the blue, so YEAH to the common cold...or hayfever-whatever-YEAH! He never says he feels bad when he's sick, he just cranks up the attitude and the upset until we, the parents, can take no more! You'd think we'd remember this, but so far it's been a surprise each time. [Wah-wah, YOU LOSE! The video game in our heads is rudely sounding off...again].
But these things shall pass. We will not be defeated. And fortunately for me, I've got Nice 'n Easy for those days that tend to whiten my hair before it's time.
[Cheering sounds. I gave that round the one two punch now didn't I?]
Sigh...It's always nice(and easy, ba da bom) to pretend all troubles can be solved by tossing a bottle of color at your head. Superficiality is bliss; Ignorance is so last year.