That evening, Makenna went out with friends to celebrate her birthday. They dined on a deck along the river and made it out of town just as the bridge was blocked by local law enforcement to contain protesters. We are grateful the kids didn't end up inadvertently in the cross fire despite remaining on the Indiana side of the river.
Sunday Kate assisted me in the pre-K room at church where we learned four year old kiddos are going to wear masks exactly how one would assume preschool children would wear masks. There was chewing, a sling shot maneuver, pushing aside so a nose could be picked and countless adjustments required. My personal favorite was placing wet elastic over tiny ears repeatedly. We had four children for two hours and I am certain we spread far more germs than we contained. Kindergarten is going to be a blast.
That afternoon Grandma and Grandpa delivered Ty home and joined us for another birthday dinner celebrating Makenna. A Mexican food bar was selected and lemon cake was served for dessert. There were no complaints.
Monday I walked with a friend, confirmed appointments and delivered a caffeinated beverage to another friend. After a few minutes with the kids, I understood fully the need for the above mentioned drink. I love these girls.
Tuesday, Makenna took Ty and her little summer sidekicks to the skate park where one little guy enlisted support from more advanced skaters to assist Ty. Our shy boy wasn't sure what to make of the attention.
Wednesday a friend invited us over to swim. We got a little too much sun and discussed the world's problems with no answers but it felt good to commiserate for a bit, none the less. I was honored to deliver food to a new mom and left without poking my head inside to see the baby; this season being one that doesn't welcome babies quite as fully.
Thursday we joined friends at a local indoor amusement center. We spent the rainy day bowling, skating, riding bumper cars, playing laser tag, experiencing virtual reality roller coasters and playing spy games. It was the perfect rainy day activity. Kate was so good with little friends, she was offered a job and had the commute not been more than I wanted to tackle for a teen's part time gig, she would have loved the opportunity.
Thursday night Kate joined me on the porch swing and with longing in her voice said, "I wish I could dance in the rain". Surprised, I pushed her to do it. She took off the knee brace and was able do exactly what she set out to do. She literally danced in the rain.
She then lounged in a hot bath. The evening was exactly what we needed.
|Friday night we ran errands together. I called it a date. We went to Home Depot after all. What else would we call it?|
Friday, Kate had an MRI to gain better understanding of what may be happening with her knee. The week long wait for results will be tense but it will be what it will be. This appears to be our 2020 motto. It will be what it will be.