It may look like big brother was playfully trying to step on her shadow’s head, but in reality he was trying to kick her as she went by on the swing. Why do brothers insist on going out of their way to annoy their sisters?May 15, 2017
The beacon that we are almost to the beach. My brother and I jumped up and down in our seatas at the first glimpse on the horizon. My kids too. We always stop to climb to the top. And then run down uncontrollably.
The sun was calling today.
To the beach you said.
But it is only May 13.
The lake is freezing. Too frigid to swim.
So you relented.
We filled the little pool instead.
The one the winter wind brought us over the fields.
The water from the hose is awfully cold too,
Because it comes from the same lake you wanted to swim in.
On the rainiest of days, after several days of rain, during an equally damp and rainy spring, the proverbial dam burst and the kids went outside to play. “Mom, we’re not made of sugar, we won’t melt”, they tell me as they head outside, numerous umbrellas in tow. To recreate the umbrella fort of their memories, circa 2014.