Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Fine Examples of The Human Species"

The kids and I went to the spray park at the lasat minute this morning. Lori, I tried to call you, but there was no answer! I felt like a member of a pit crew trying to get the kids ready to go in the parking lot of the spray park. If you are not familiar with swim diapers, let me explain. They are not "normal" diapers in that they do not hold urine. They are designed simply to keep the other bodily function out of the pool. So, to get a child that is not yet potty trained into the water without having a pee-pee accident you have to work fast and you certainly don't want to put them on before you leave the house. We had the place to ourselves for about 5 minutes and then another little boy showed up. Nolan was having a blast running around with him in the water. Reagan wanted to stick close by me today and didn't seem to want to get completely wet. That was fine. We had fun dancing and practicing her ball-kicking skills while Nolan got drenched. I saw a person (wasn't sure if it was a man or woman from afar....body of a man, but very coiffed feminine hair) walking a dog toward us. Of course, as soon as Reagan spotted the dog, she ran to the fence and was pointing and saying "dog". So the guy (upon further inspection, it was a man) walks the dog to the fence. Nolan sees this and comes over. My mommy radar was working in overdrive because I just got a weird vibe about him. He looked the kids over and said to me "Wow, those are really fine examples of the human species." OK. Is that a compliment from a well-spoken man or is that some bizarre code for a serial killer? The scene from Silence of The Lambs flashed in my mine...... "It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told." You know the one I'm talking about. Since Reagan didn't want to play in the water, I put her in the stroller so I could keep a better eye on this guy while Nolan continued to play. I can multiple task well, but I do not have a third eye....yet. As I was (alone) in the parking lot changing the kids to go home, I was actually a little nervous. What is this guy came out of nowhere with a stun gun or something. I know my mind wanders and I am a bit overprotective, but with these fine examples of the human species for children, how can I not be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh how scary, Shel! I am sorry we were not there with you - Sarah had track team this morning but boy was it hot on the Mentor stadium track! The spray park would have been nice instead (without the strange example of the human species!)