So three random & interesting stories to tell from tonight. The boys beat me to the playground. By the time I get there, this 5ish year old boy asks me "Is that yours?" pointing to Gideon. When I reply "yes", the boy tells another kid, "See, I told you. (to me:) I told him it was a boy because girls have long hair." About this time, I notice the boy has a 2 foot (no lie!) rat tail down his back. So I quip back to him, "But you have long hair." His answer? "Well, that's my baby hair. That's why I have it. And I was a girl before I was a boy." I had to try to keep from laughing out loud! I don't really think his parents made a switch on him, but here in Seattle, I wouldn't be surprised.
By this time, Jonah has, of course, wandered off towards the beach. I catch up to him to pull him back to the playground. He whines "But I wanted to see the whale." Whale?! I begin looking around & notice that there are tons of people looking out to the water with cameras. I quickly scan the Sound. Sniff, sniff. No whale to be seen. We must have just missed him. But still pretty awesome to be able to ALMOST see a whale.
Then, as we're walking along the beach, Jason & I notice a small crowd down a ways at the water. We finally figure out that they were having a funeral service & had just finished spreading the ashes in the water. Another new experience to add to the books. (Is it wrong that I had a strong sense to tell the boys not to get near the water the rest of the night?!)
We ended our time there tonight with one more trip to the playground. When Jonah reached the top of a certain part of it he said, "Look I can see all of Seattle. Well, not really. Because it's so big." To which Luke answered, "Yeah! It's as big as three blue whales!" Now you know how big Seattle really is. :-)
|Their shirts read "Yeti or not, here I come."|