Buddy and his little friends hit the race track for a birthday party and Buddy (and friends) thought it was Mario Kart come to life. His first time out on the track he zoomed around everyone and he and one of his best buds crashed into the track like it was the Indy 500, and then he zoomed through the entry gate and took a couple of extra laps with his bud. It turned out neither of the boys knew how to stop, so they both bumped the long line of cars when they finally came in. Yikes. After that the parents decided maybe bumper cars was the best bet for awhile. :) He loved it in spite of it all...
Coach taught both the girls for several years as a PE coach and Kiki one year for 2nd grade - we love her so much! She's a light in everyone's life that she comes across and this week we were honored to get to see her daughter graduate and give a speech. We went with other friends who were in Kiki's class - some of her besties. Love these families and thankful that we stay in touch!
Me: Drips raw chicken juice on sock and across the floor from a leaky chicken wrapper and makes noise of disgust.
Girls: Kindly come running to kitchen..
Kiki: Mama! I really don't like it when you're extra (dramatic) about things like dropping chicken juice on your foot because I thought you were hurt and I ran in here and it's not a big disaster, it's just some raw chicken juice so it's time to stop!
Yaya: (scoffs) Yeah, Mama - don't you know that's what cursing is for? When you want to be dramatically frustrated you should just curse a lot instead of whining about it.
Both head for the fridge before noticing the puddle of chicken juice..."Wait - is this raw chicken juice? All of this? EEWWWWWWW!!! GROSSS!!!!! Buddy do. not. come. in. here. it's. so. disgusting!"
Night of concert, Buddy and Drew head off to their thing and us to ours. Later we meet up and Buddy listens to the girls tell their stories of how the concert was lit and on and on. Later as he's falling asleep, he says to me, "Mama, me and Daddy got ice cream. Did ya'll get any ice cream?"
"Wow, no, we didn't get any ice cream. Was it good?"
Buddy: "Yeah, it was great, and it was a new place and a new flavor, so I bet you and the girls are really sad you missed out on that."
"Yeah, Buddy - that would have been super awesome. I'm jealous."
Buddy: "I'm sorry - but me and Daddy had ice cream and that was the best. Y'all missed out."
"I really hope Daddy will fix my flashlight when he gets home, and if it fixes it right away without complaining or anything I'm gonna give him a reward. Like maybe I will play 2 whole levels of MarioKart with him!"
"Mama! That is a great job parking! You got the car right between the two lines! Yay!"
Buddy reads aloud a birthday card that says "Have a freaking awesome birthday!" and then turns to his 5-year-old cousin and says, "Don't say that f word at school - your teacher will send a note home."