Ever have one of those days when you just feel like you really shouldn't be doing anything? A kind of day that doesn't start off badly, but you just feel awkward and uncomfortable? Know what I mean?
Well if you don't, give me a call and I'll tell you all about how it feels to be awake and doing things when all you really want to do is shut out the world for a while. Because that's exactly what I feel like today.
We had a very fun weekend this past weekend. On Saturday we went to a Heritage Festival at a local state park (it was FREE and I love FREE) and they had all kinds of great things to see and do. There were farm animals of all sorts, carriage rides, cane fishing, blacksmiths doing blacksmith stuff, hay rides and a tractor pulling barrels. The barrels were what we set our kids into (imagine them on their sides with a hole cut into them and a seat and wheels added) and they were pulled at approximately 60 mph around a parking lot and up the road by crazed tractor drivers. I say approximately 60 mph because I do not know the actual speed a tractor pulling 6 barrels full of children can go on rain-slicked roads, but they were going f*cking fast, so I'm guessing it was pretty close.
(It's funny that we noticed the tractors zooming past us as we were entering the area and remarked about how unsafe they appeared, yet we still happily set our children into the barrels of death. We'll take our parents of the year award right now, thank you; no need to wait until the end of the year.)
And yesterday we took them shopping. And out to eat. And they love us with all their hearts because first we put them in grave danger and then we fed them restaurant food, which is their favorite kind of food.
(Being parents of the year is exhausting.)