we just got back from camping and there is so much to do around the house. and like i mentioned before stimson has no "hurrying" skills. i was frantically trying to get some things done and he asked me to play with him. ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i worked on a puzzle with him and then told him he could play with merritt while i
and this made me think of how stimson is really so good with merritt. i think all parents say that about their children's relationships with each other. (but i think stimson is the best and i am entitled to my own opinions about my own son and you can't argue with me because this is my own writing) he understands her and speaks her language so well. we have been calling merritt 'sweet pea' and stimson does the same. but he knows she can't say that quite clearly so he has shortened it to pee-pee which has been very helpful as you can imagine. we have been calling stimson 'timmy' thinking that would be easier for merritt to say and easier for other kids to understand as well. (everyone always thinks stimson says his name is simpson and we all think bart as soon as anyone says simpson) but merritt and stimson have shortened up timmy to be titty. (apparently m's are harder when they are combined with other sounds) so this is all super helpful and cute, except when we are in public. we were all at costco yesterday and brad had (or was supposed to have) the kids while i ran through the store to grab our usual cart full of bulk groceries that will somehow only be enough for one week for our family of four . i was trying to check out with most of the rest of the population and hoping i wouldn't see anyone i knew so i could just run out and be done. but i spotted (meaning they spotted me) some friends near the checkout as i was working on getting to the front of the line. i talked to them for a bit but saw brad out of the corner of my eye (moms have lots of corners in their eye) and he ran up to me and
i'll just let that sit there a minute.
i am honestly not sure what my friends thought he was talking about and i just said see you later and walked out. classy.
here was our lunch in glacier two days ago. no to-do list up here. no cheetahs or jaguars either.