Oh, the giggles!
Super Fun Dad Brad suggested that we go to the pool last night since it was the last night the pool was open. I was not feeling like it as I am working on projects and the temperature was in the seventies. However, Maren asked me to go “for a fun family swim,” and I could not say no to that! She gave me a big dimpled grin and a hug as she said thank you; it was a tender moment. Tenderheart is a good word to describe her these days: she has an intense desire to please and views the world with unusually compassionate eyes.
Since I am more of a hot-weather-only swimmer, I had to rally myself to get in the water last night. I launched in with a mighty cannonball, played pool games with the kids, and was so grateful to Brad and Maren for making a memory moment for us. It was a hoot, and a great way to end the summer.
Greta, after the pool last night: “Mom, do you know what a problem solver is?”
Me: “Yes G. Why?”
Greta: “Do you know that I am a problem solver at my school?”
Me: “I did not know that Greta, but that is awesome! I am proud of you.” ::pause:: “Do you know that I have a problem?”
Greta, eyes wide: “What is your problem Mom?”
Me, deadpan: “My little girl does not want to clean her room.”
Greta: ::Takes off running pellmell for her room.::
Me: Winning! Thanks Miss E! We love school!
Locals: tomorrow is Lakota West’s annual Volley for the Cure. We’ll be there and would love to see you. Details here.