I had to do it. Never mind my to-do list and the three baskets of laundry waiting to be folded. The noisy boys were having so much fun, I couldn’t resist. As soon as baby b. went down for his afternoon nap, I donned my bathing suit and joined them in the backyard for some serious water fun: the Amazing Spiderman Slip ‘n Slide.
Let’s be perfectly honest: these are not made for thirty-five year old women. I had no business on that Slip n’ Slide, which I discovered on my first run. The noisy boys thought it was hilarious and cheered me on and gave me more than my share of turns. (Plus I didn’t actually break anything, which is a bonus!) Aches and pains aside, we had a blast.
By the time baby b. was up, everyone was starving. I whipped up smoothies while our Trader Joe’s Rolled Chicken tacos were warming in the toaster oven. Twin B. sipped his berry-yogurt smoothie and chatted happily, summing up our spontaneous afternoon of play in a sentence: “Now THAT’S what I call SUMMER FUN!”