Uncle Sammy came to visit for a long weekend.
On Friday night he and Caleb went out to a concert together. After I put the kids to bed, I realized it was the first time I’d been home “alone” in any amount of time that I could remember. It was so exciting. I had the whole house to myself to do whatever I wanted. You’ll have to read on to the end to see how I spend my Friday night.
Then on Saturday Sammy and I took the kids to the aquarium.
Leo had just gone to the aquarium with his dad a few weeks ago so he knew where he wanted to go and showed off what he had seen before. Lucy chilled out in the backpack for the first part of the trip. She was mesmerized by the big blue tanks of fish. We then went to lunch where Lucy thought it was fun to put her hand in the pizza sauce and then bang it against the wall.
You can tell that Sammy doesn’t have kids b/c he was surprised by how much the kids could dawdle in a single place that barely seemed like it was part of the museum. Here is Leo at the spot that he and Lucy seemed to like best, the tidepool. This was a pool where you could see a wave crash into a pool of seaweed. We were there watching it for about 45 minutes.
It was pretty cool for Leo to get to go on Sammy’s shoulders because Sammy is so tall. Except for when Sammy bonked poor Leo’s head into a sign. But that was OK too.
Today we headed out to the redwood groves to show Sammy some big trees.
When we got home I overheard a somewhat concerning conversation between Caleb, Leo and Sammy. It went something like this.
Sammy: “You let Leo say ‘big ass’?”
Leo: “Why you can’t say ‘big ass'”?
Caleb: “Now, Leo, you can only say ‘big ass’ at home with Mommy, Daddy and uncle Sammy. Don’t say it at school”.
I guess I’m OK with that as long as Leo doesn’t ask his teacher, “Why you can’t say ‘big ass’ in school?”
And if you made it this far, I will tell you what I did with my free time on Friday night. I ate two bowls of ice cream and watched Desperate Housewives. It was awesome.