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Happy Memorial Day

On Memorial Day it is important to remember the real meaning of the holiday; grilling, parades, America and the beach.  We are doing a little of all of that at my house!

This morning we went into town to watch our local Memorial Day parade.  Well three people watched the parade while two of us marched in it.

First came Merlin with his baseball team.  I wish they had nicer uniforms.  I need to get on that if he plays again next year.  He may be on the travel soccer team by then.

They weren't going to let Merlin hold the banner until I stepped in.  Some of those other kids can barely hold a bat, why should they be front and center?

They weren’t going to let Merlin hold the banner until I stepped in. Some of those other kids can barely hold a bat, why should they be front and center?

Since I had to be at the parade anyway, I thought it would be fun to march in it.  I approached the staff at my gym about doing a lil’ promotion and they decided I was perfect advertising for them.  I wore a tiara and a sash that said “Ms. Bikini Bod 2015”  I passed out flyers for the gym as I walked along the street, and when I got tired of that I saw Margie sitting along the parade route, and gave her the rest to hand out.  She dropped the ball on the gala, she needs to help out somewhere!

Princess Bikini Bod is in the house, yo!

Princess Bikini Bod is in the house, yo!

After the parade I sent Röbert over to the beach with the kiddos for some fun in the sun.  I simply have too much going on with the gala and a very special event on Wednesday to join them, plus it is a public beach.  Ick.

We usually go to a big party at the Sullivans for Memorial Day but we didn’t receive an invitation this year.  I really don’t think it is happening, so I have invited all of our friends and neighbors over here later.  Röbert will grill for everyone and I had a caterer whip up some salads and sides.  It should be fun.  I hope we don’t keep Karen up too late.  I think Mitch might stop by with the boys, who are home from school and staying with Karen until their internships start up.  Such nice kids, despite their upbringing.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Learning Something New

One of the things about being the mother of an unschooled child is that I apparently have to provide opportunities for Starling to explore her interests.  I have always wanted her to ride because I think it is so classy so I signed her up for riding lessons.  She complained a lot on the way over and was not as cooperative as I hoped about wearing pants to ride in.  I think I will buy her some cute lil’ jodhpurs for her to wear next week.  Anywhoo, we got to the stable and I was eyeing up some of the other moms and they were all very well dressed so I just know I will fit right in!  Röbert may need to up his jewelry buying game though.

The riding instructors brought out some horses and tried to put Starling on a brown one.  Of course she was not at all interested in riding a common brown horse.  She was very clear with the riding instructor that she needed one “as black as coal”, like Black Beauty, or a pure white princess horse.  Finally they rounded up a white one for her.  She took a bunch of selfies with it but then they wanted her to brush it or something and saddle it up herself.  I marched right over and let them know in no uncertain terms that my daughter is NOT a common laborer.  I also very politely asked when she could start jumping her horse over fences and they acted like I was nuts.  Have they never seen horse riding on television!?

She had the prettiest dress at the stables!  And the horse was definitely the nicest one, even if it didn't have a unicorn horn.

She had the prettiest dress at the stables! And the horse was definitely the nicest one, even if it didn’t have a unicorn horn.

The other mamas were very sweet and I can see that I have found a new set of friends.  So excited!