Thursday, June 21, 2007

summer fun

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!”

11 comments:

A Musing Mom said...

We're bringing our suits next time we come over (and water shooters). : )

MamaToo said...

this sounds like fun! I ran through the sprinklers with the kids on Tuesday, and it was so much fun. There is something really refreshing & simple about summer! L)

Family of 5x5 said...

way to go Llama Momma! Clean houses never last...
they'll never forget that day!
.. neither will you're neighbours if they were watching, I'm sure but...
they were probably jealous.
wink.

clc said...

we went in on one of those humungo blow up water slides on our street and i had the same kind of moment of inspiration which had similar results. i flew off the end of the water slide (which at it's lowest is 2 feet off the ground) and landed on my face in the grass while many many neighbors and houseguests looked on. glutton for punishment, or fun, i guess. hooray for us!

Llama Momma said...

AMM -- I can't wait! Water is always more fun when you're supposed to get wet. :-)

mamatoo -- I agree. I love summer for it's simple fun.

family of five -- we were in the BACKYARD, so hopefully not too many neighbors saw me! My next-door neighbor is a gym teacher, so I was prepared with my "You did not see me out here" line if he came out! But he didn't. He was probably peeking through the curtains thinking, "No. She's not really going to....oh man!"

Ah, they all think I'm a little bit crazy anyway.

Clc -- Good for you! I'm impressed that you would do this in front of neighbors! I'm not quite that brave. But it was fun, wasn't it? (She says holding her still-aching back...)

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled on your blog. Had to ask, although I'm sure you've been asked before, if you know the kids' books...Is your Mama a Llama? and Llama, llama, red pajama. If you don't know them they are great books, especially considering your site name.

Also, very interesting list of links...unusual to find someone wiht Christian links and brain, child. Since I subscribe to brain, child and am a Christian I was struck by that.

23 degrees said...

I am sending you my Spiderman mask a.s.a.p.

Llama Momma said...

anon -- thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to know there are other christians who enjoy brain, child! :-)

23 -- I think my spiderman days are over. I seriously whacked my back on that slip-and-slide and am living on painkillers and diet coke!

Stacey said...

I just read your last 3 or 4 posts at once and you seriously made me laugh out loud.

I totally get your slip-n-slide and pilates angst. How could our bodies possibly start giving out on us so soon - mid thirties shouldn't be this stiff. (By the way, pilates does get better if you keep at it and perhaps the YMCA would be a relief without the "encouraging" audience :)

Thanks for your great, transparent life snap shots. May our views of the greater joys always outweigh our frustrations of the moment.

Llama Momma said...

Stacey -- thanks for stopping by! Always glad to make someone laugh out loud. :-)

And, yes, our bodies betray us, no? I still feel 28. Except I don't.

And, serioulsy, any time you want to sign up for a few days of "Life Swap," give me a call! Craver's got my number. ;-)

Craver Vii said...

Yes, it's seven. Her number is seven.