Friday, April 16, 2010
The view from the hammock in the front yard
where I'm lying as my children race around our neighborhood. Have I told you that I'm on week seven of Sophie home from school, due to a cockamamie Los Angeles Unified School District Track B schedule? Have I complained about it? Have I mentioned that due to severe budget constraints, both personal and public, my respite or babysitting for Sophie has been reduced by 75%?
I'm lying on the hammock, watching Henry rollerblade around, pushing Sophie wildly in her wheelchair. Oliver is on the Pocket Rocket and I've even let them go around the corner, out of my sight. The way I see it, the chances of a big, nasty van pulling up and beside them with ill intentions is really unreasonable. If so, the villains would have NO IDEA what they'd be getting themselves into, and I imagine them driving right back around the corner, sliding the van door open and throwing them back out at me.