Spring and Other New Beginnings
We have had some beautiful days lately here in the Pacific Northwest. My only complaint is that there have been too few of them! I do love spring and all the crazy, fickle weather that comes with it. I always know summer is just around the corner. There are flowers blooming, baby birds and ducks frequenting the pond and the end of the school year is in sight.
Spring is like a blossoming love. There are lots of firsts already shared and new experiences on the horizon. A significant first for R and I recently was him him meeting my kids. We decided to plan something fun and he suggested an afternoon of kayaking, followed by a BBQ at his house. When I mentioned the plan to my kids, they informed me that they are deathly afraid of the water. What? Since when?
“Is it by a waterfall?” Uh, no.
“Are there rapids?” Uh, no.
Who knew? Anyway, we decided to just ride his ATV around and then BBQ. My parents are visiting so of course they came, too. I had planned on going first with 3 of my kids and my folks coming shortly after me with my oldest child. We made a quick stop at the store and as we were getting in the car to leave my oldest called and said they were at his house already! So much for that idea. Another plan out the window. At least that was 3 introductions I didn’t have to do! We had a fun time riding the ATV and a lot of yummy food. There was interaction, no fighting, full tummies and I managed to escape the day without my mother embarrassing me! All was good. The day was a success. Everyone left to head home as some had homework and another had “plans” and I stayed to help clean up. Cleaning up after my family is a big job! After all the clean up we just collapsed on the sofa. Whew! Just enough energy left for a little loving. Dessert is always my favorite part of the meal.