I have to give accolades to the trusty husband for being the greatest dad and husband in the world, and me less that satisfactory remarks for being a day late on a Father’s Day post. However, for the record, I thought it more important to spend the day with my family rather than sitting in front of my computer.
I also need to give the trusty husband internet love for buying me the cutest new handbag (in cocoa) last week. Why? Because I thought it was pretty (and it was on sale). Then if that weren’t enough he schedule a massage for me. Why? Because I wouldn’t do it for myself. See I have the greatest husband evah.
So the boy and I returned the niceties in kind with the Grill Bastard 12,000. Up until now the trusty husband has grilled on either a little Smokey Joe kettle grill or the larger kettle grill. He’s slobbered on the propane grills every summer for years now, but propane grills were always out of our price range. Either that or we lived in an apartment that would not accommodate the bohemouth monstrosity he was eying. This year I decided that he deserved the Grill Bastard 12,000. A long story ensued involving his parents coming to help the poor little lady who knows nothing about gas grills, helper monkey Bob, and a husband totally oblivious to the gigantic mass of stainless steel sitting on our back patio. In the end the husband got the grill and it was good.
So for Father’s Day we celebrated by going to the Seattle Science Center where the boy had a meltdown. But not before he had a meltdown earlier in the day. There may have been one when we got home too, but hell, by that time I walked in the front door straight for the bottle of Bordeaux sitting on the counter.
Actually we had quite a lovely day (aside from the screaming). The archaeologist in D taught the little boy proper excavation techniques in the dinosaur exhibit and they even did a little strawberry picking in our garden.
To top off the day we got a little video of the boy’s “noooo” saying for you. This video was taken after a green cloud wafted it’s way into my office right before bed time.