Well, the weekend started off tastily.
We attended a birthday party. My son wanted to share his cupcake with me.
“Here Y’Go. I’m Finished.”
There is nothing I love more than a cupcake licked clean and glistening with your spit.
Oh, well. It wouldn’t be the first junk food I consumed with a suspicious sheen. I still recoil in horror when I recall the gelatinous texture of the wet cheese puff that had been sucked on by a child not of my own womb. THAT was an experience, let me tell you.
As the kids frolicked at the party, my husband and I mingled with our adult friends.
It became obvious there was an attraction in the corner of the room.
A group of young children was huddled around something and laughing hysterically every 30 seconds or so.
So, a group of curious parents made our way to the huddle.
And, this is what we found.
It appears that someone at the facility where the party was being thrown had accidentally snapped off a metal prong in the electric socket, probably from vacuuming.
Each of the kids was taking a turn, licking their fingers and touching that metal prong so that they could “GO LIKE THIS!”
And they each demonstrated how their bodies would shake and their fingers would go “ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!” when they touched the thing.
On one hand, I found it pretty impressive that of all the electric sockets at 10 foot intervals around this massive facility, the kids found the singular socket with an electrocuting shard sticking out of it.
On the other hand, it seems more than slightly unwise that they should experiment with electrocution at all.
There is a book out there called “Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kid Do“…and I believe “allowing your kid to lick a 9-volt battery” is on the list. Jury’s out on that one.
In the meantime, my kids appear to have normal brain and limb function following their little “speriment”.
After the party, a bunch of us headed out to the park to let the kids run off the cake and soda.
It may snow in most parts of the world during winter. My friend, Allison, who runs the awesome blog No Time For Flashcards has a son who’s made snow angels
…as did the kids of my friend, Kristina, of Toddler Approved.
But, if you know what the weather is like in South Texas during the winter, you know what kind of angels our kids make.
Behold. The Ever-Festive Dirt Angel
Thank goodness for bathtime!
Anyway, in a place characterized by long periods of drought and receding river waters, doesn’t it make perfect sense that our son might find the only mud hole in the entire park?
I think everything in this post adds up to one awesome day.
By bedtime, my kids rested soundly.
They had the peace of mind that,
“Today. Today, we did our jobs.”