Monday, September 1, 2008
My 100th Post...A Wonderful Day of Non-Labor
Today is Labor Day in the USA...the unofficial end to summer, set aside to honor the hard-working citizens of our country (at least I think so!) Typically, school starts after Labor Day, but in today's society, many children, including my own, were back in school last week, so today was a school holiday...already! We enjoyed the quintessential Labor Day picnic with friends, including the impromptu softball game with the insatiable male egos that diminished into moans and groans as the bodies reminded the minds of their real ages...you know how that goes! Dave limped home with a sore calf muscle that he hopes he can walk on tomorrow to go back to work...and I know he wasn't the only one! Jonathan and Sabastian kept up with the "big guys" (or "old guys" depending on how you look at it!) and were non-the-worse-for-wear it seemed, after the big game. Benjamin was the picture of youthful boyhood, dirty and sweaty, chasing two puppies around the park and playing on the swings and merry-go-round, as happy as a lark. Nathaniel faired pretty well, except for missed naps which resulted in a pretty grumpy fellow come 5 p.m. when we departed! All in all we had a great day of non-laboring with our dear friends and their family. Who could ask for more?