I am neglecting you, I know, because I am too busy basking in the wonder that is having two other adults in the household to keep the children entertained. All of my careful tidying up prior to our visitors’ arrival has been flung asunder in favor of taking out every last Lego and every single doll outfit, and frankly, I don’t care.
Everyone is having fun. Including me! Also, we are busy eating everything that isn’t nailed down. FOOD IS LOVE!
This morning, Monkey took my dad down to the pond for a while to “catch some fish.” This involves dipping butterfly nets into the water, trapping some minnows, transferring them to a bucket for a while, and later returning them all to the pond before they leave. Why this activity is endlessly fascinating, I’m not sure, but that’s okay.
When they came back, Dad informed me that Monkey had turned to him pondside to intone, “Become one with the fish,” as his best advice on catching them. (Dad reports that he tried.)