Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Praise the Weather Gods!

The Weather Gods continue to bless us with unseasonably warm days. Yesterday the high was 75!!! and today was in the mid 60's. It's not going to last though - snow is forecast for Friday.

Yesterday, after preschool, we spent two hours at the park. There was a freakishly happy mother there with her four children (5 and under). She was up running around with them squealing, "are you eating your sandwich? What a good boy you are!!!! Where's my angel doll?? I can't find my angel doll!!!! There's my angel doll!!!!! You are such a good eater!!! Shall I call you my munchie crunchy? Are you my munchie crunchy??" And then she started SINGING - complete with hand gestures "I'm at the top of the wooorld, lookin' (pause) down on creation and the only explanation I can fiiiind, is the love that I've found ever since you've been around, your love's put me at the top of the woooorld!!!!!!"

I did not know quite how to react. Should I applaud her very enthusiastic singing? Should I avoid eye contact? Should I ask how many happy pills she took that morning? Me, I was sitting in a lawn chair reading a book while my three little ones pretended they were cats - for two hours.

I did not have my camera - or trust me, I would have videoed her. Today however, I remembered the camera.


  1. we had a beautiful day here too!!

  2. I wish I could have been there! We've had some beautiful weather too, but I haven't come across anyone as happy as that mother... Too bad you didn't have the camera. If you meet up with her again, can you find out where she gets her happy pills? I think I need some.


  3. I really, really wish you had a video of that. I do.