probably won't happen again this year


For Mothers' Day, I decided that I wanted to go on a picnic.  

For those of you who live in places where the climate in the spring and summer is of 75°F perfection, you will view the previous sentence as rather anticlimactic; something on par to hearing that for my special day I would take a bubble bath instead of showering.  Or forgo plastic in favour of paper.

And to you, I say:  I understand.

Then there are those of you who have experienced the inferno that is generally Houston from May 1st through October 31st.  You have raised an eyebrow: "Picnic?" I can hear you saying.  "The heat has most assuredly addled your brain, Karen."

And to you, I also say:  I understand.

But this weekend, storms blew through the city, dropping the temperature and the humidity to something less than Danté's Hell, so we packed up a cooler and headed to Discovery Green, the urban park in downtown Houston.

It seems every other mom in the Houston area had the same idea.  But it was all good.

I totally forgot to bring a towel with us so that Alex could play in the water.  Oops.  Next time.

Bless her heart, she got over her disappointment.  What a kid.

Then we came home, and they presented me with a brand new LEGO house to build.  Because I love LEGO with a white hot passion, and they knew it would make my Mothers Day perfect.

Don't judge me.

(Hope you had a great weekend too, friends.)

Song:  Cruel summer by Bananarama