A Good Day

by Heligirl on July 14, 2010

in Daily Ramblings

Today was a special day. I have Wednesdays off and am loving being home with the kids one day a week, especially in the summer. We get to do stuff when everyone else is at work. It’s like my mini-SAHM experience, without the Prozac (meaning if I was a SAHM I’d most likely need it as the kids would be driving me insane).

After getting everyone up, dressed and fed, I called my dad who lives a ferry ride away and then some. I asked if he was up for a little visit with the grandkids and his daughter. He had an appointment at noon, but could catch the 8:40 am ferry and hang with us for a couple of hours. Great!

I got the kids ready and headed out in what I thought was plenty of time (8:30 am for what is usually a 30 minute drive to the ferry crossing dad was taking.) The ferry got in at 9:10 so I had time to spare, right?

Not so much, it turns out. See, there’s this thing on Wednesdays called “other people still have to work.” I kinda forgot about that. So I got stuck in the tail end of rush hour traffic. By the way, who the hell is heading out at 8:45 am (about the time I finally got out of my neighborhood thanks to the traffic) to go to work? Downtown is still 20 minutes away or more at that point in traffic! The answer: idiot people. The kind that don’t know where the hell they’re going, insist on crossing three lanes of traffic at once without a signal, and those that meander, not sure where they’re going until they see the light ahead turn yellow then they floor it so I can sit behind the light. That’s who.

Despite that little coronary in the waiting, I made it about 20 minutes AFTER Dad. He didn’t seem to mind too much. He’d walked down to the area I planned to meet him. There’s this great area in Edmonds by the ferry when the kids can play in the sand, and play they did as dad and I sat and chatted in the 70 degree morning sun. Mr. Man was loving the stuff and had a blast as his sister drove the toy trucks around. When Sweetness announced she was done and wanted to see the boats, I packed up Mr. Man and we wandered past the boats to the cafe for coffee and donuts (and ice cream for Sweetness). After a relaxing chat and snack in the sun (Mr. Man had a jar of mixed vegetables), we walked Grandpop back to the ferry.

Sweetness was in heaven. She’s on this vehicle kick. She got to see sail boats, power boats, fishing boats, ferry boats, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, semis, busses, diggers, a crane, and three trains. I thought she was going to explode. Thankfully she didn’t.

As we walked back to the car from the ferry along the beach, the ferry started to pull out and Sweetness stopped to wave and yell “Bye bye ferry boat! Bye bye Grandpop!” over and over again. Everyone on the beach stopped and smiled. She’s dang cute when she wants to be.

Being out there in the sun and by the water, not having to be anywhere any time soon was so very relaxing. The kids had a blast, I had some daddy-daughter time, and it was finally a gorgeous day. And it was only 11:15 a.m.

We headed back to Seattle and met Hubby for lunch before heading home to play in the kiddie pool until the kids headed off to nap time.

It was a good day.

{ 4 comments }

LCW July 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Glad you enjoyed your day. Sounds like Wednesdays are the perfect SAHM day to help get you through the work week.

Heligirl July 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

They’re so cool, I tell you what. I highly recommend it if you can swing it. 🙂

Mungee's Ma July 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun. It’s too hot to do anything outside around these parts!
Mungee’s Ma recently posted: B is for Ball and a bunch of other stuff too

Heligirl July 15, 2010 at 7:59 am

We had some real scorchers last year. That’s when I hit the Children’s Museum in all it’s indoor air conditioned glory. 🙂

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