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If it weren't so hot...

Later this afternoon, about 5:30, the boys and I went out into the backyard to make use of their new bug vacuum. They each have bug homes, with magnifying glass lids, but had a heck of a time catching bugs. They talked it over with me and decided to split the cost out of their piggy bank for a bug catcher ($5 each) (See, I don't COMPLETELY spoil my children! When Michael had an accident on the mini-couch in their room, I gave him the option of no more mini-couch, or paying $30 out of his piggy bank to buy a new one. He wisely kept his money). Anyway!!!! We went out in the backyard and braved the heat to catch bugs.

Actually, the boys caught bugs and I swung under the gazebo. A couple of weeks ago, I got a portable stereo system for my iPod, which was on the half price rack at Target, which has stereo sound and a sub-woofer (the stereo, not Target). Since hearing Margaritaville this morning and feeling so wonderful, I downloaded several songs from iTunes and sat out blasting them in the backyard. I could just close my eyes, swing, sing along, and hear my boys laughing and running in the backyard.

What a great day!

(And no, I'm not saying that because the doctor loaded me up with a steroid shot, Ultram ER, and Darvocet this morning for my back, although that helped)

Tomorrow, despite my back pain, is my first day of Tae Kwon Do in the mixed class with Michael and Matthew. I don't know how they will handle being in a class not geared COMPLETELY towards children, and I'm honestly not sure I'll be able to keep up. But I am REALLY looking forward to trying!


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Jun. 13th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
glad you had a good day - and i'm jealous of anyone who can hang out in their backyard in the evening. we have FULL afternooon/evening sun and no trees to block it out.

I often wonder if my kids will be as self-entertaining at that age as your boys - somehow I think there will be more whining :)
Jun. 13th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
They have that twin bond, so they've always entertained themselves. They only started bickering in the last year or so, but we haven't had any full blown fights yet. I'm sure it is coming soon.

We have NO trees in our neighborhood save the single one the builders put in the front yard. I think it's almost as tall as the house now. I just planted an 8 foot Ash that is probably about a foot wide at the top *laugh* Wouldn't provide shade for a stick. We have full sun in the morning and afternoon, but once it has started setting, the house provides shade for about a third of the yard. That third also includes our pitiful little 10X10 concrete patio. I've put an 8X8 gazebo out there that is covered and has full mosquito netting around it. My lounger swing is there, a table with chairs, and during the summer we bring an oscillating fan under there too. It's the only thing that gets us out of this house at ALL during the summer. I force myself now so that the boys don't just sit inside and watch TV or play video games.

We're under stage 3 water conservation, so I try to hand water my plants outside a few times a week in the evening. Outside of that I get to watch them (and my yard) brown and die away. Yay Texas!

Oh, and we have PLENTY of whining around here.
Jun. 13th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy the tae kwon do as much as I have.
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