Whenever I am having one of THOSE days, all I have to do is talk to her and things are better. She never hesitates to pray with me, talk me through how I am feeling and at the end, I feel understood, calmer and at peace.
All that to say, she and I took our little ones on an outing together last week. She has two beautiful, intelligent, loving girls who mesh perfectly with the Buckaroos. So where did we go? Chuck E. Cheese, um, no, we both have germ phobias. To the playground, no, it is MUGGY outside. We took the kids to the post office for an educational tour.
Hey, I remember when a stamp cost 22 cents back in 1985. I really like sending correspondence through the mail, it is what is appropriate in many instances, but man, if gas does not get us, stamps will.
This very nice lady explained all the ins and outs of the post office from the point a letter is mailed until it arrives in our mailbox.
She even let the kids get in a "postal jeep" and pretend to drive. Isn't the Divine Miss M just precious? Oh, and that child's heart is just as beautiful as that smile. She is a blessing to her parents, they work very hard training her and her sweet spirit is a direct reflection of her mother's spirit.
And, here come the Buckaroos. Of course they had to test out the horn....52 times. Yes, it did work, every time. We ended up with a coloring book of stamps, knowledge of how we get our mail, and 4 kids who were hungry!
Although we thought we got out of going to the playground, we ended up at McDonald's. So, after some food, they got to go on the playground. The muggy, germ filled playground.But, that's alright, Dore' and I are proper southern ladies, we don't sweat, we glisten. And so did the kids after I sanitized them down when we got in the car.
I will have the top ten things I learned this week from 5th and 6th graders at VBS soon. We have one more day and who knows what I will be able to add to the list.
The Park Wife