Saturday, April 26, 2008

bits

We overdid it a bit on our hike today. The 3 miles turned into 4.5 and the warm into hot. Poor M by the end was dragging, we'd run out of water and we had to take turns carrying her (this is starting to sound thematic and perhaps a sign that we are not actually responsible enough to take our child hiking). On the upside we brought one of those little magnifying boxes with us so we captured bugs during our hike and checked them out. Inchworms are pretty cool up close in case you were wondering and I know you were.

When we finally got back to the car she cashed out immediately and woke up grumpy. Luckily we have a fabulous friend who happens to like my kid and she came over and gave us a free pass to go to the movies while she and M and baked muffins. Muffins, I tell you. If that isn't a slice of Americana I dare you to tell me what is.

By the way, we saw The Visitor and it was really quite good. I'm quite aware that this post is boring at best and probably not worthy of hitting publish but I'm going to do it anyways because I'm lame like that. Here I go.

28 comments:

alejna said...

I like to read these slices of your life. And the post has muffins in it. Mmm, muffins. How can you go wrong with muffins?

flutter said...

I love you and your muffins

Family Adventure said...

A movie followed by muffins. Perfect. Assuming there were any left by the time you returned?!

Heidi

Omaha Mama said...

So I don't think it's boring. Nope. Don't you suppose if you hang on to this blog for years and years, that these bits will be the bits you will have forgotten, and will be happy again to be reminded of? Just sayin.

Julie Pippert said...

Just an ordinary day and an ordinary post from Jen...I love it.

I can't say how many times I regretted the decision to save on buying the kid pack.

It does sound like a good day, though---even the longer, hotter and drier considered.

I mean, night out and muffins!

Kyla said...

I always love posts like these, a little like spying in on someone's day. I mean spying with permission...not the sort that Jenny does. ;)

kgirl said...

you're cute like that.

painted maypole said...

sometimes our life comes in bits, and doesn't present itself in neat little packages either posing a fascinating question or making a valid point. it's all good. ;)

slouching mom said...

I like reading about the ordinary, the daily. I always feel like I know someone better afterward.

bgirl said...

oh how i hear you...many a times i've found myself without enough of something to cure my little dude's whining.

hele said...

I also enjoy just hanging with you a bit and seeing insects

meno said...

I remember taking Em on those hikes where i had overestimated her ability to hike. They were hard.
But muffins cure many things.

Hetha said...

I agree with slouchy.
And for the record, I had a free pass all evening and night yesterday. I hiked in the woods, danced around a fire, and ate/drank myself silly.

crazymumma said...

I like getting a piece of your weekend.

But babe. Bring bigger water bottles.

Beck said...

One reaccuring theme I find throughout motherhood is having just a TERRIBLE time with some kid or another doing something and making mental notes about how to improve it NEXT time. It's all learning, right?

KC said...

Hey. We admired some worm things too yesterday. But no muffins. And got a chance to get out for the first time in 3.5 months. But no muffins. Sadly, no muffins.

andrea_frets said...

Ah, being without enough water can suck big time. I bet the muffins and movie totally made up for it!

Pgoodness said...

grumpy into happy - perfect post, great day

The Chick said...

You know you're not lame....I love this new look!

Defiantmuse said...

Muffins? Word.
I like blueberry crumble.
mmm.

I'm so completely out of the loop, I'd never heard of that film but I checked it out and I'm interested. The Station Agent was great.

Jocelyn said...

Hiking and muffins?

This is NOT lame, girl.

This is num.

Sober Briquette said...

Oh, jeez. If we go up and down our street twice with Fiona while she roller skates, Lorenzo wants to be carried at the end, as he bellers "Do you know the Muffin Man?" directly in my ear. Parallel lives, I tell ya.

Magpie said...

This is human. So human.

You are brave to take the kiddie on such a long hike. I think we managed a mile once.

Gwen said...

After subjecting ourselves to way too many overlong, underwatered hikes, we are better equipped with the kids. Mostly because we live somewhere nature has given up on, heh.

Oh, and thanks for lowering the bar for the rest of us. ;)

lildb said...

you're so silly.

muffins rule.

hiking is like manna, huh. can't wait to get out there this summer with the kid.

(note to self: bring extra water.)

xoxo

Deb said...

Too weird, I just read a review of this movie today and it sounded interesting. I'll have to go see it.

mamatulip said...

Not lame.

Just...right.

Amy Y said...

Do you mind if I borrow that friend some time? And movie recommendations are ALWAYS appreciated ~ especially when it's not exactly easy to arrange a date for such a pleasure. I hate wasting it on a bad movie.

Hope the next hike is better... Either way, you had an adventure. :)