I’m reporting to you live from the Backyard Campout Slumber Party!
Yeah, it’s not a great picture. The good news is that M was right: 10-year-old girls are excellent at wasting time. They’ve been quite content. It started raining at marshmallow roasting time, but we had enough umbrellas to keep everyone relatively content. The rain’s simmered down now (knock on wood!) and as long as we don’t have another big downfall, I think we’ll be okay (oh-please-oh-please-oh-please!). Now they’re officially being “quiet.”
I have a bunch of links for you. First, Graceful J reminded me via comment that 15-Love is starting their free tennis lessons right about now. We’ve tried this and enjoyed it. For kids as young as 4 up to adults, and they’ll even loan you a racket. In parks in Schenectady, Albany, and Troy! Yay.
Finally, I know that I’m a complete sucker, and it’s not like I’m going to run out and buy a bunch of Proctor & Gamble products (or no more than usual), but I am a sucker for their Raising an Olympian short videos on Olympic stars and their moms. Great for if you want to catch Olympics fever or get a little parenting perspective or just procrastinate. Might make you weepy.