Tuesday, August 11, 2009
My kids have varied interests, which makes it really hard to satisfy everyone when planning an outing. My older son wanted to go fishing really bad, and the neighborhood fishing hole was fortunately close enough to the kids' elementary school, that I could fish with him and have my 12 year old take the more flighty kids to the school playground. It has finally cooled off enough that I knew I wasn't going to die from the heat. We found a nice shady spot at the pond to sit in, and except for one anxious time when my fisherman went off to find a better spot and I couldn't locate him, it was a nice quiet outing. The younger kids even found a few small blackberries to munch on. I know because there were purple stains on my youngest son's clothes when we all met up back at the van. (They will NEVER come out.) So except for my oldest daughter looking annoyed and put upon, I think most of us had a good time.