June 27th, 2012

Car Woes

Our wonderful gray van needs more done in repairs than we paid for it.

We do not have the means to repair or replace it at this particular time.

If anyone knows of a very inexpensive minivan, let us know. ;-)

Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)

Overheard at the Wright Household

Or actually on the way to the pool.

 

Justinian: "Faster than a speeding baby! More powerful than an unruly toddler! Able to step over a sleeping infant without waking it! It's Super Mom! Dedicated to taking care of her children. Super Mom, or Mommy, is secretly writer Jagi Lamplighter. Able to switch back and forth between Super Mom and her secret identity merely by changing her last name! Even easier than Superman!"

 

Also, on the subject of the Cherubim: "For the longest time, I thought he couldn't talk. But when he finally talked, I discovered he had autism. He talks like Hulk. "Roland smash!"

 

 

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Summer Joy–Pool for a Win

So, we live in a community that has a charming pool–which is, luckily, in driving distance. For years, I've wanted to spend the summers enjoying the pool…but it never worked out. The boys were just too unruly, too wild, too unhappy during the manditory 15 minute breaks.

For years, they would go off the diving board–the Cherubim's favorite thing. Then, they changed the rules and you had to pass a swimming test. Juss could not pass it, and we couldn't even explain it to the Cherubim. He was very sad. Going to the pool was no fun.

But this year, everything has been different. The Cherubim is 12 and doens't need to take the test. Juss passed his swim test today! So the boys spent 45 minutes going off the diving board. Juss practiced pratfalls. The Cherubim just jumped and enjoyed himself.

That on top of the gift of perfect weather has made the summer rather lovely.

 

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