Different day. Different kid. Same trick.
Imagine my hard-headed surprise to find Cooper in the LEGO box?!?!?
Also, I find it necessary to note that we are on Summer Schedule. That is to say, nothing is on schedule. I feel like our hasty pace of leisurely living is leaving no time for the business of life. Let's take yesterday for example:
1. My grandparents showed up unexpectedly from Texas en route to Idaho. Yes, that's right... just showed up on the doorstep. I was overjoyed to see them and frantically started pouring lemonade, shoving toys and clean (but unfolded) laundry under the sofa, and checking the toilet seat for toilet-training dribbles. In all the mess and crazy joy of having them over I forgot to take a picture!
2. Tried a new recipe. In all my research and planning for the recipe I plumb forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer. So, 15 minutes before I was to begin assembly I realized I was working with a 2 pound block of ice.
3. Following dinner we opted for a quick walk around the block. This was actually an opportunity to let Coop practice riding his bike. (Also, he's obsessed with "going around the block" since the race car trip.) At the 1/3 way mark we ran into neighbors/friends. Of course I just had to stop and chat. Then at the 1/2 way mark we ran into more neighbors/friends who were going around the block with their 4yol daughter in one of those battery-operated Jeeps. They decided to take a new route to follow us and at the 3/4 way mark we ran into more neighbors whose 5yol daughter decided she needed to be driving her battery-operated Jeep, too. So, now we're having a full on block party in the street with two neighbor girls in their respective Jeeps and Coop on his bike. As I watched Cooper coyly chase -- and then get chased -- by these girls I kept thinking, "Oh my gosh, he is a heartbreaker." This went on well past bedtime.
And so you see, I just can't get with the program.