Scout Night and Haiku
The little one - Sixth Birthday Today!! - decided Tuesday night (the 11th), while playing with the neighborhood kids, that July 12th from now on will be 'Scout Night'. She invited several of the little ladies on the block and planned her menu. Two bags of chips, 2 different kinds of Mondo juice (blue and red), and sticks with which to pretend to make a campfire. Unbeknownst to me, she and another girl arranged with the other girls father to pick up some marshmallows. We shopped at Aldi for the goods (89 cents per 6 pack of Mondo! Doritos and Pretzels bought as well). When we got home several of the ladies were already waiting. We set out the goodies, spread a beach blanket on the lawn ('the lawn' I call it. My 10 ft by 10 ft patch of grass...), and Mum went to sneak a smoke with several of the other mothers. Even though the marshmallows were all gooey and stuck together because of the horrid heat and humidity, Scout Night was a great success.
Speaking of smoking - I am quitting again. I've decided not to actually quit - as 20 or so attempts to do so have failed. I am smoking 4 to 5 smokes p/day and chewing lots of gum. So far my 1st three days I have made the girlies cry twice by hollering at them, and I screamed at an ignorant customer down at the neighborhood store. I wish there was a magic wand I could wave. I have made many mistakes in my life and for all but one (smoking) I have no regrets.
The older one went to a Haiku workshop at the library the other week. Here is the result of her labor.
Green, bright and pretty
Just like my eyes green and bright
Twinkle, sparkle green.
Miss Kitty my cat
Sometimes she can be a brat
And she says, 'Don't pat'.
She was sitting on the couch the other day and spat out another Haiku creation and damn if I forgot to write it down. It was awesome though! Maybe she will remember it. I sure hope so.