Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Older Kids Playdates

Things I do when my older kids have "playdates":

  1. Remember to not call them playdates

  2. Straighten up the house since they are now old enough to tell their parents how messy my house is

  3. Fix a healthy snack

  4. Stay close enough to hear the conversation, but not too close so I look like I'm listening

  5. Make mental notes of what they are talking about so I can google it later

  6. Remember to close the door when I go to the bathroom.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hog Ridin'

Six things that are hard to experience unless you are riding a bike:

  1. Feeling the temperature change from the heat of a plateau to the cool of a valley.

  2. The smell of sagebrush, fresh cut wheat, and cattle by-products.

  3. The time to just think...no phone, no conversation.

  4. And then the time to listen to God...no phone, no conversation.

  5. Being close to my husband (since I don't drive).

  6. The instant massage from the rumble of the big v-twin motor.