My friend, The Renee, is in town and we spent all day swimming at her rental condo's pool. It was wonderful!! She has the second most gorgeous kids on the planet and they are so well behaved. She also has a nanny! The Big Kid fell totally and madly in love with the nanny, her name is Georgina (which is one of his new favorite words) and she wears brazilian cut bikini bottoms. Yeah, The Renee and I aren't really feeling the brazilian cut bottoms as nanny appropriate attire, but the Big Kid was fascinated.
She would go to rinse off in the pool shower and he would stand there, hands on hips, transfixed. We all watched actually, how could you not watch a half naked person showering 5 feet from you?? The Renee is considering fatter nannies in the future and/or uniforms.
So we swam and swam and then sat under the cheekee hut and chatted while Georgina entertained the kids in the pool. I think the Big Kid learned to swim today trying to impress her. He also wanted her to help him go potty, which really means he's let you into the inner circle, but most people don't appreciate that particular rite of passage and decline participation. Nonetheless, he's excited to see her again tomorrow.
Then I came home to a terrible thunderstorm and had no internet. It was so terrible. Mr. Ashley worked until 8:00pm so I was alone with the kids with no internet. I swear to you, the Big Kid talked from the time he got home (4ish) until he went to bed (10ish). Oh my God. This is his new thing:
Big Kid: Mommy, can you say sun, moon, stars, clouds, planets, space, rocket?
Ashley: Sun, stars, moon
Big Kid: NO!!! NOOOOO!! Mommy, mommy, you say: sun, moon, stars, clouds, planets, space, rocket?
Ashley: I don't want to
Big Kid: I want you to
Big Kid: I want you to, but I want you to, please just say: sun, moon, stars, clouds, planets, space, rocket?
Ashley: sun, moon, stars, planets, clouds, space, rocket
Big Kid: No, no, no, you messed up planets and clouds. It's sposed to be: sun, moon, stars, clouds, planets, space, rocket.
Ashley: Sun, moon, stars, clouds, planets, space, rocket.
Big Kid: Wow, dat was good. Now let's do cat, dog, cow, pig, chicken, goat, mouse, frog
Big Kid: I said yes, cat, dog, cow, pig, chicken, goat, mouse, frog
Ashley: STOP IT. THIS IS CRAZY. I AM NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE.
Big Kid: Dat was rude. You are being a bad gull.
He also told me today that cleaning the house was rude. That is a great way of looking at it.
Then he peed behind the t.v. and wrote all over his belly with pen and then it was bedtime and I thanked the Sweet Baby Jesus, like I do every night. Because although it started off fun, today was a long day. And I'm tired.