Saturday, April 22, 2006

More Proof That My Kids Are Having a Happy Childhood

 Today, my mother and I forced the children delighted the children with a trip to Tacoma to watch the Daffodil Parade. Parking spot? Perfect. Transit train? Convenient. Spot on the curb? Delightful. Weather? Chilly, but sunny. Daffodils? Yellow. Fingers? Cold.

I think everyone had fun, despite the grumbling from the teenagers ("I am NOT going!" "What? We have to waste a whole Saturday?!"). My three year old insisted on wearing a cute summer outfit, shorts and sleeveless top. I said, "Hey, it might be cold. You should wear long sleeves and long pants like me. See?" and she replied, "That's okay. I'll just wear this jacket." She tucked her legs up and into her jacket, which is possible when you are a lanky three-year old.

My mother, ever resourceful, brought a can of Pringles for each child. They thought this was a very fine idea, indeed. (They did not eat all the chips, though.) My mom said, "I brought a can for everyone so there would be no fighting."

When I was a very young child, my grandmother and my mother would take us to the parade each year. My mother said today that she remembers us in strollers and under umbrellas. This year, we continue the tradition, though the kids won't understand the importance of that for many years to come when they drag their reluctant-I'd-rather-watch-television-and-dig-holes-in-the-backyard kids to the same parade. Posted by Picasa

7 Comments:

Blogger J Bo said...

What better day than today for a parade? Glad you had a lovely one!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Well, next year we'll have to go to the Daffodil Parade. I hadn't heard of it. It sounds like quite the event! Glad you had good weather for it.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Glad you had a lovely parade. The kids and I love parades, but the only time they have them around here is at Christmas time.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Love your collage! Sounds like a lovely family tradition!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

ah...family traditions...life is so sweet.

smart about the pringles - glad to hear they didn't eat them all.

Hi I am Janice and I just hopped over here from ...i can't remember now...maybe the one woman's world awards...i don't know now..

Anyhoo, love your site. i'll be back...

oh - so sorry about the bird thing - that would freak me out for usre. At my house when I was growing up, they would fly into my room through the open window - totally freaky and very hard to get back out!

Nice to meet you!

9:45 PM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

i went back and checked - i found you from Daring Mom's blog roll. just thought I'd make that correction...

10:35 PM  
Blogger deb said...

Oooooh, you saw the parade?!? My mom said the weather was gorgeous for the parade... of course, she didn't attend. But it sounds like y'all are finally having some pretty weather, if a bit on the chill side.

:-)

6:26 PM  

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