A Lil’ Last Minute Fun

I managed to get each of the children into a last minute mini-camp through the gym today.  Starling is doing one that involves swimming and bouncy castles and Merlin is doing a sciencey one (of course, so predictable).  For some reason the gym doesn’t even offer one for two year olds so I signed Hummus up for one for 9-12 year olds.  I told the teenager at drop off that he was mute and that we prefer the term “little person” but she didn’t seem to care anyway.

He is such a great little athlete, and there is nothing he enjoys more than climbing.  I was able to catch a quick picture of him scrambling up the rock face behind the gym before I headed into the city for a lil’ emergency shopping.

My lil' bighorn sheep

My lil’ bighorn sheep

I think they are going to do something a bit more challenging this afternoon.  I am sure it will turn out fine.

 

16 thoughts on “A Lil’ Last Minute Fun

  1. snailsalot

    So cute. But I have to tell you that one of my friend’s cousin’s kids was permanently disabled from a horrific Rock climbing incident. Please check his equipment and helmet too. 😉 Love your blog!

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      Oh get over it. I am sure you give your children occasional treats and they don’t end up with diabetes. I used to rock climb drunk. He is mostly fine. I am sure the bruising will go down in a day or two and I don’t think there will be any major scars..

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    2. Cindy McCain

      I can see by the picture that everything is fine, Cassandra at the Gates. His outfit is very coordinated, I think he’s in head-to-toe Gymboree and I think the shoes are Keens. So…welcome to the 21st century where you don’t have to worry about things like POLIO and TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY and we can all just chill the fuck out.

      Keep your anecdata to yourself, there is no need to go riling up people just so you can drive traffic to YOUR site. You’re just like one of those horrible climatologists standing in the way of progress and prosperity.

      Honestly, Lah Lee, the crowd you attract! No wonder we all have to sit in moderation for literally hours at a time.

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      1. mythreeangles Post author

        Thank you, Cindy. I don’t know why the helmet police showed up. I had a damned helmet on the boy’s head. I am a fully grown adult and I don’t need randos telling me how to raise my children. The counselors needed to supervise the kids better is the bottom line.

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  2. JustT

    I applaud her for not being one of those anoyibg helicopter parent. Kids need to learn to be independant and take risks. Plus not like Humus was alone anyway. She left him with a responsible teenager.

    I am sure nothing will happen to him. And if he does fall, so what? He will then learn not to fall again. No greater teacher than trial and error, in my book.

    Lah lee, successfully parent a sweet mannered girl, with the most beautiful smile. And merlin, the genius. Obviously nothing wrong with her parenting skills. 🙂

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      And he is fine. He is still sleeping as a matter of fact, much later than he has ever slept before. Obviously he is in no pain and, as I said, the swelling a bruising are minimal. Get over yourselves people. I can only delete comments so fast.

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  3. Cindy McCain

    Actually this picture is very deep on a metaphorical level. It’s kind of like the self-reliant, pull-yourself-up stick-to-it-iveness that every good conservative wants for the lessers in society. Just haul your fat asses up the rock, fatties! (by which I mean poors!) Then you will reach the pinnacle of success like John and I did with only our own hard work (and a tiny inheritance on my side.) The helmet is like Obamacare. It gives you a false sense of security that you can protect yourself from life’s slings and arrows when REALLY what you need is CHARACTER not health insurance! And the plaid shorts, well of course Lah Lee you know plaid is like the flag of Our People, especially madras, did you know a madras is a DRINK too??? hahahaha! It’s so wonderful to be surrounded on all sides by markers of success which I brought to myself by being SUCH A GOOD PERSON.

    Yes, this picture is a very very meaningful portrait of success in the modern world. I’ve been staring at it for literally 1-2 hours. So profound.

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      Of course they do, but they are very expensive. I thrifted this one and it had a crack in it and the straps were too long, which is why I cut them off. But it worked like a charm until it fell off during his tragic tumble.

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