we had a cook out with our small group we've been with for the last 4 years. in that 4 years we've gone through a lot of life transitions together--including the production of mini-me's. the children have started their own small group, where they cover topics like tips for stealing cookies off the dessert table and schemes for asking different parents for a glass of lemonade every 10 minutes. we figure at least some of these children will marry if we push hard enough for it. and we've also all agreed to move to india where that is common practice.
i can't wait to watch these kids grow up together...and possibly date! and i will gingerly look at them and say, "back rubs in the front room lead to front rubs in the back room."
in other news, lila is standing by her very own self these days, but has a little nervous tick. every time she stands, she holds onto her own hand...it's a bit of security for her i think. anyway, it looks like she's doing a not-so-nice symbol. maybe she is, maybe she isn't. i'll give her the benefit of the doubt because from what i've googled, platypus' (or platapye) aren't mean spirited animals.
and layne is a funny dude these days. his new thing is scream-singing, "we're gonna rock this joint!" over and over again while i'm grocery shopping. and garnering all kinds of stares and glares from other mommies. i'm not sure where he got that line because i certainly don't say that... but i might start. it kind of puts a little pep in your step just saying it to yourself.
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don't say i never gave you anything.