August 06, 2010
Waking up to a boy's dream come true.
Yesterday I finished painting Art and Lewis's room a fresh, light "silverleaf" grey. It was stinky at nap time so the three of us slept in the big bed. About an hour and half later I half-woke to the sound of chains and big tires and bump here and there. Art's legs started stirring, then he popped up and said, 'Mama! I hear a loader!' We went straight to the window and Lewis sat up, too, 'Uh-see a loader, Mama...' We quickly got on some shorts, peed-a-potty, I grabbed a sleeve of graham crackers, two fruit leathers and filled my water bottle. Then we spent the next thirty minutes eating our snack on a neighbors lawn watching a bobcat dig up part of the street. Nice way to wake up when you are a boy.