Thursday Thoughts is here again. It always seems like it’s half way through the day and I’m all, “What the hay! It’s Thursday. Already?” Then I realize I’ve got to get cracking on a post so I can link up with Jennifer over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom. Who, by the way, I bet has a mailman with enormous biceps due to all the lugging around of subscription boxes.
Here we go.
This morning on the way to swim class, Tatum, out of nowhere says to me, “Mommy. I don’t like carrots. They’re not yummylicious.” This was at 9:30 am and she was already plotting what she does not want to see on her dinner plate. Kid cracks me up.
Our backyard was straight out of a National Geographic show last night. Britt comes up the stairs while I was working on a client site and says to me, “Come check out this big spider’s web.” Umm, okay. And, NO! I don’t like spiders. I don’t like webs. And it was dark, which meant the roaches would be out doing the la cucaracha. Ew! I get the jivvies just thinking about it. Eventually I fell prey to Britt’s peer pressure (I find his kid like obsession with bugs, spiders and snakes remarkably adorable) and so I made my way to the backyard. And let me tell you, I was super happy I did. This web was GIANT – I’d say 5 feet in diameter. I know, huh! And then we saw Charlotte. After watching her spin the most gorgeous (yes, I said gorgeous) web, Britt and I decided to throw a roach on in. Just for grins and giggles Let me be clear, Britt did the throwing. I was a mere observer. And I really wasn’t grinning or giggling. I was making the bug face. You know the one. It was awesome. [insert evil laugh] Charlotte wrapped that roach up like a Taco Bell burrito. Looking all scrumptious for her midnight snack. Truth be told, I have a new-found respect for spiders. So long as they keep their distance. And hopefully Mr. Roachy Roach there told his friends to stay away. Or else!
In case you’re wondering about the roaches, I live at the beach. They are all around at night. Nothing you can do about it. And technically, they are palmetto bugs. But whatever, it looks like a roach. And I want nothing to do with them. Palm-ish or not.
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Tatum jumped off a diving board and floated on her back for about 45 seconds today. I am a super proud mama. We enrolled her in Infant Swimming Resource. Since we have a pool, it’s a safety thing. I cannot express my love enough for the swim teacher. My daughter hates water. In fact, hate is too gentle of a word. I only bathe the child when she starts to smell because I end up drenched and bruised. The bathtub is a battlefield in our home. I enrolled her in traditional swimming classes and after watching her run down the side of the pool away from the swimming teacher one too many times, we dropped out. Yes, my daughter is a swim school drop out. After watching the ISR instructor with Landon and seeing the other children learn to float, I decided to try it with Tatum. She adores the instructor and by day three she was asking when she could go swimming. My heart just swells when I think about. Landon, well he’s not so hot. The other babies his age are floating. He just whimpers and tries to roll over on his stomach. But he’ll get it. And probably the first time he floats, he’ll float longer than every other baby. Cause that’s how he rolls. So, if you want to teach your infant to float and your toddler to swim – this is the lady. She works miracles. And she will save their lives.
That’s all folks. I hope you have a blessed Thursday and rest of week.