This last weekend I watched my brother Dan's kids cause he and his wife went to the UCLA/BYU football game. I know some of you who read this blog are parents and so maybe the things I'm going to write about aren't very funny but because I don't experience them very often, I find them hilarious. These are the kids I spent all day Saturday with.
In the morning I put the little girls in the double stroller, Luke jumped on his two-wheeler and Tyson wore these:
We started the 2.1 mile trek from Dan's house to Ann Dee's house. My plan was the get these kids some exercise and wear them out - their plan was to talk Cameron into hooking up the Game Cube once we got there. Both plans worked.
So here is the funny part ...
On the way home Tyson and Luke were ahead of me and the girls were both asleep in the stroller. The boys knew they had to stop at each intersection and wait for me before crossing the street. They got to a busy four way stop on 1100 East in AF (on the border of PG) and Luke dropped his bike and took off his helmet and stood behind a small sign of the corner and relieved himself. I couldn't stop smilling - I wanted to laugh but I thought I better not. Tyson came running to me to tell me what Luke had done but he didn't need to tell me cause I saw it and so did everyone else at the four way stop. Luke thought he was hidden behind this little sign. I was just glad I didn't have to find a bathroom for him. Here is the intersection.
Later that day I told the boys not to grow up and to just stay kids.
Tyson = ok.
Luke = I want to be a grownup.
Me = Why?
Luke = Cause you get to be the boss.
Tyson = Yeah but you have to change stinky diapers.
Luke = Yeah but you get to swim in the deep end of the pool.
I started thinking - am I taking advantage of my priviledges as a grownup? I was the boss of these kids for a weekend and I did have to change stinky diapers but it has been a long time since I swam at the deep end of the pool - I need to enjoy life more!
I'm just glad that this little red headed girl is ok cause she is sweet and smart and likes animals. She also lives with three brothers and knows how to stick up for herself. She'll even go bird watching with you anytime. Get better soon Lucy.