Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Short Stories 2, 3, & 4

Hi Miss T,

Thank you for leading the way and getting back to me about Japan. Here are a few more stories of while you were away.

Short Story 2: Rock Walk
We went on a Rock Walk.  It was one of those days where we needed to get out of the house, and frankly we just needed something to do.  I  made the mistake of telling Troy that what we were going to do later was a surprise (really I said that because I didn't have any idea what we were going to do later).  He kept asking what the secret was, and what I finally came up with was, a Rock Walk.  Take a brown paper bag, and rain or shine (rain for us), walk around the neighborhood in search of cool looking rocks.  Taking a bug-catching-net (wonderful gift of the day!) makes for a priceless picture.
Don't you think this picture could be blown up and framed? It's just kind of perfect.

Short Story 3: Playing in your Underwear
Sometimes a game's "fun-ness" is upped dramatically if you just play it in your underwear? Really?  Well, when we were done getting wet and dirty outside one day, before I could get the boys into fresh clothes we started a new game.  It's a modified version of horse-shoes.  A bowl with a blob of playdough, a wooden spoon, and some cookie cutters.  Now that was resourceful, was it not? Unfortunately your adorable watermelon bowl met its demise with T-bear during this game, but can you at least take comfort in the fact that they sure had fun doing it?

Short Story 4: Taking Pictures
You'd be surprised at how often we just sat at my computer, or with Mr. P's phone taking pictures.  It's one of those things to do if you can't think of anything else to do.  Or, if you are trying to do something important or useful that of course is going to get interrupted by a child wanting to do it with you.  Or, trying to bide time because one of them has their shoes on and the other is still missing a shirt, socks, and shoes, and is crying because he wants a granola bar with chocolate chips.  Does this sound familiar? So we just took a bunch of pictures.

1 comment:

  1. i do want to blow up that picture of troy - priceless childhood....