Things we did today:
- Got ice cream, "I got to eat an ice cream cone today!"
- Saw ducks in the lake
- Saw little fish in the Sound
- Climbed the tree
- Sawed a branch up
- Played with legos
- Got to pet 2 friendly dogs
- Road bikes around the block
Reading between the lines, this means they took the $5 I left them this morning and walked half a mile downtown across the bridge to the ice cream store, then across the street to the lake to run around in the big open space, and were outside most of the day. An adventure. Perfect.
They also replaced all the batteries in all the flashlights (some small person tends to leave them on and I thought it might be nice for him to be involved in repairing them), fed and watered the chickens, and picked up sticks and random debris from the yard to put in the green bin. She is firm with him but positive and kind and they do well together. She remembers sunscreen and snacks and Liam reports she "never talks on her phone."
Welcome back to my parents today who are here for the summer and were nice enough to treat Liam and me to dinner. I may survive this week after all.