I’m heading out on a back yard camping adventure with Michael, the twins, Naomi, and Aiden now; so this is going to be a micro-update.
The buffet-to-close shift was one of our toughest so far this summer; I went home with Michael; and we had a nice little sofa sleepover in his living room that did not include any major make-out time because we pretty much passed out not long after his parents, Jake, Stephanie, and Rebecca went up to bed.
Tai Chi by the river and breakfast at my house was pretty good; and then we spent the morning working. For me, that meant helping Mom with chores around the house and some time-phased family business work in the office while the twins were at the lab and archives. We had some rain around lunchtime; Michael and I were both set free for the afternoon; and we played with Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden for the rest of the day. Dinner was a Stone-Proctor families potluck at our house; Michael and I were on the clean-up crew; and then we set up a tent for our camping adventure.
Yes, that’s one tent; two teens; and four kids. I’m sure the parents have nothing to worry about – unless Naomi’s Dad is worried about her sneaking into Ethan’s sleeping bag again tonight! ;^)
We’ve had a bit of play time and a swim since then; I’m doing my email and bedtime computer checks – and this update – now instead of later while getting ready for bed; and we’ll be doing scary stories and maybe some music by the river next before getting to the camping part of the night. I won’t say that there won’t be any cuddling with Michael and me tonight, but we will be good; so our camping will definitely be kid-rated fun!
I’m ready to get to that now, though, and there isn’t anything major to add tonight anyway; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!