Pieces of Me

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Joys of Cranky Children

I am listening now. . . to the sounds of my children whining in the bathtub.  Hannah just came into the living room to inform to us that her brother said his name was Mickey Mouse and then poured water on her.  Really?  They are in the bathtub? 
But you know what?  Sometimes it’s okay to hear listen to them whine.  Why?  Because at least at this very moment, I know they are whining from pure and utter exhaustion.  They spent the entire day outside at McKinney Falls State Park. Stephen and I joined them at 1 pm after shopping for last minute Easter presents.  Outside, away from computers, TVs, and cell phones.  For a brief moment, I had gotten so “bored” that I pulled out my phone to play Bejeweled.  And then Grandpa made a comment about all this nature and there we sit with our cell phones.  Away went the cell phone and out came the conversation.
We reminisced, about past Easters at the park.  We heard the story about how when Grandpa was younger, Granny never let the kids have water guns, and yet, when he had kids, she initiated the play.  Reminisced a HUGE water fight between the entire family.  Grandma provided the water guns this year for the grandchildren, and I think Grandpa had more fun with them than any other child.
Stephen and TJ shared with Barrett about the cheesy movies they used to watch and the jokes they used to tell.  And it was so funny to watch Barrett roll his eyes and be a teenager! 
I remember a tad too late that you’re supposed to reapply sunscreen.  Praying tomorrow’s burn isn’t as bad as I think it is going to be.  Thankfully, Hannah tans, and Cayden was in long clothes (since he sat in the water gun bucket.  What is with my children and buckets of water?
Tomorrow we will celebrate the resurrection with my parents, hunt Easter eggs, and spend more time with family at the park.  And again, although we’re living on Zyrtec, we’re having so much fun!