Saturday, September 5, 2009

Brought To You By The Letter O

for Outdoors.

My friend, Sissy, is the self proclaimed Queen of the Indoors and sometimes I feel like I'm in contention for that title. However, while I tend to hide inside for the most part, it's another lovely day in the neighborhood. In celebration of such pleasant weather, I thought I'd bring ye olde laptop outside to blog a bit. However, I may haven't thought this through as well as I would have liked. The cloud cover disappeared and the sun is shining right on me in a rather hot and unpleasant manner. I'm also having trouble seeing my computer screen, but that might be because I'm wearing sun glasses instead of my regular glasses. I have to make this short anyway, because the girls are hankering for smoothies and s'mores. What a combo. I've been promising them for a few days now and it's time to ante up.

I had originally planned to bring my book outside to read, because I find that reading inside during the day only makes me fall asleep. I like naps, but then I can't sleep at night, so I try to avoid them, if at all possible. I brought my book outside yesterday and had a nice time reading and enjoying the weather, that is, until my rather unfriendly and grumpy neighbor drove up and unloaded his groceries. His paper bags kept ripping and the more they ripped the louder and more he cussed. I'm ok with a little mild cussing; a well placed cursed word can be quite effective. However, he's a little on the obnoxious side. The only times I've ever heard him speak were times in which his sentences were heavily peppered with salty words. He's a military guy, that's what they do.

Anyhoo, we've been enjoying a quiet day at home. The girls constructed a massive tent and are busy airing their grievances, while waiting for smoothies and s'mores. One girl is mad at another girl because she wasn't informed when she and Caroline went from playing outside to inside. You know, serious stuff.
It's entirely too difficult to get four girls to all agree on everything. And it's even more difficult to make it so that no one feels left out. I'm learning some diplomacy skills, but mostly I just want to tell them to all buck up and just get along. Perhaps I should work on my sympathy skills, as well.

Caroline found herself without a playmate, well a desirable playmate, yesterday so we went on a little outing. First we stopped at the pool on Ft. Belvoir, but stayed for only a short time, because not only was Caroline bored without a buddy, but the water was cold. Then we went looking for soccer shoes, a ball and shin guards. We struck gold on the ball and shin guard front, but will have to try another store for shoes. Caroline also managed to eek a Lego tow truck out of the deal. So let's re-cap, I took my little girl to get soccer gear and a Lego tow truck. Girlie girl? Uh, I think not. But don't worry, her ball and shin guards were partially pink.
I'm certainly no girlie girl either, but I do appreciate pink as much as the next girl. Thankfully Caroline feels the same.

OK, time to pull out the blender and find the marshmallows and graham crackers. Gee, don't you wish you had a mom like me?

I'm so awesome.

And modest.


Sissy said...

Thanks for the shout out! I am so an inside person unless the temperature is right outside, and have therefore earned my title. I could let you be Princess of the Indoors, though. You could be part of my court. LOL.

Alison said...

I would be honored to be a part of your court!