Happy Summer Solstice to You and Yours (aka Fun With Links)


June 20, 2008 by Marj Hatzell

Today is summer solstice, also know as the first day of summer.  Also known as “The Day My Kid Won’t Go to Bed Because it is STILL Light Outside at NINE O’CLOCK.”  Every few years Summer Solstice takes place on June 21st, just to keep us on our toes and tick off the calendar people.

Today is red letter day in history for other reasons. Not only are we down to ONE KID for two days, we ALSO have a date, y’all. That’s right, THE BEST BABYSITTER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD is coming over to stay with Bugaboo and we are sooooooo outta here.  I scheduled her earlier this week because I knew both boys would be home all week, 24-7, and I’d need a break from them.  And guess what?  While I am THRILLED to be going out with my husband and relieved that I know that Bugaboo will be in awesomely-good hands (did I mention how awesome she is?) this week went really, really well. Really. Really well.  I’m not kidding.  I think the totally amazing weather may have had something to do with it (dirty little potatoes!) and the fact that they have been outside for most of the day, playing with other kids, and not inside driving me absosmurfly insane while the slowly destroy the house.

This week I bought one of these awesome pieces of machinery.  Bug Boy totally doesn’t fit in this anymore and Bugaboo is just about to grow out of it, not to mention that he is getting freaking heavy and that thing is heavy and it kills my back going up hill. Or down hill.  Or flat.  It’s time to pass it along to my neighbor (who has two little ones) and try the new thingy.  I tried a friend’s and really liked it, plus it will allow Bugaboo to be a little more independant and to take a more active part in our recreation instead of just sitting there. I think he’s gonna love. I hope he’s gonna love it.  Too bad if he doesn’t love it.  Also, we were going to purchase it for Bug Boy anyways because we thought he’d still be using training wheels and we are doing tons more riding now and I wanted to start riding with him to school and to camp (less than ten minutes to both on bikes) to get more exercise and to save gas money, since it now costs about a thousand dollars to drive anywhere, even with my gas-friendly minivan (believe it or not, I average 28-35 on the highway!).  Plus, we live in crunchy-town and everyone rides or walks most places or drives a hybrid and it is quite popular to be environmentally friendly, since there’s like, global warming and all. You know, just ask Al Gore.  He invented the Internet, you know.

Hope y’all survive enjoy the weekend.

7 thoughts on “Happy Summer Solstice to You and Yours (aka Fun With Links)

  1. I love the tandem bike. Very very cool. I used to seem them in Amherst all the time. It’s a very crunchy kind of place. I am glad you are bringing the sexy back in that kind of way!

  2. nutmeg says:

    I’m drooling with envy. Where will you go? What will you wear? I need to get a life!

  3. Anjali says:

    Yea for dates! I SO long for an awesome babysitter!

  4. Angela says:

    LOL! You rock, you know that?? Have fun with a new sitter. I am so jealous!

  5. Trace says:

    Very cool. You think it’s crunchy? I always feel like I’m the lone walker to and from the train station.

  6. We totally need pics of you and the kids riding the bike.

  7. Perfect! I love the bike thingy! Right now, I’m hauling the trailer and my thighs are loving it.

    Happy Summer Solstice!

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