Wednesday, September 12, 2012
When Activity Rejection Gets You Down
It was a family reunion weekend.
My brother flew in from MD, my niece went through the temple for the first time, and there was a large family reunion.
It was lovely.
As we were at the family reunion, my brother and his kids walked into the backyard. When he saw his cousins, Keith immediately jumped up and rushed over to them. His cousin (who just turned 8) and Keith were inseparable. They went the rest of the afternoon with their arms around each other. It was darling to see.
They moved away in July, and my kids have missed their cousins like mad.
Sunday after church we went to my mother's house, where they were staying, and visited while the kids played until late. Very late.
Monday, we planned to go to a children's museum, but it was the one day of the year that it is closed for cleaning. Go figure. Instead we went to an airplane museum. And guess what, the kids area is always closed on Mondays. It would have been nice to have known that. Sigh.
They did enjoy running around looking at all the airplanes, though. At least that was fun for them.
As they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. So, we tried again. This time we went to the wetlands refuge. It is outdoors, free, and never closed. Can't go wrong there, can you? Except for the rain. But a little rain never hurt anyone. It just amplifies the memory and the experience, right? I had never been there before, and am sort of in love with it now. Especially with the rain.
How could I have not known about it before?
We are sure going to miss the cousins when they go back home.
Oh, and Monday I got all my dead ends cut off. I haven't tried my hair curly yet. I am a little nervous of the extreme shortness it will be, but what can you do?
Full of sweetness, isn't he?