Another year wiser! Happy 5th Birthday to our little Princess Warrior!
Monthly Archives: July 2013
to Tigger, that is! Tigger is a seal that was rescued this winer by the LIA. We saw her a lot this winter. She was finally healthy enough to be released. I tried to get the family to see a release earlier in the spring, but it never worked out. So I was excited that Tigger was going to be released at the USCG open house on Saturday. Gotta love the whole “two birds, one stone” thing.
The kids were a bit restless during the wait, but standing on the beach at noon in 90 degree weather will do that to you. I think it’s fair to say, though, once they caught sight of the pup and witnessed her being let go, they were impressed. A bonus: after Tigger was back in the cool, blue waters we got to tour some Coast Guard boats. You all know how we love the Coast Guard around here 🙂
I think I am a pretty “chill” parent—-most of the time. I haven’t “hovered” over them in ages. Think 18 month olds on playground equipment designed for seven year olds. It’s been that long. Wait. I take that back. I do remember standing with arms wide open last month when Caroline was learning to climb the tree in our front yard. But that’s an occasion when being a “helicopter parent” is necessary, right? Or would a true helicopter parent not even let their kid up in the tree? I don’t know because I don’t really follow all that chatter.
I did have an internal debate about whether or not I should stop the activity pictured above. Was it potentially dangerous? Sure. But it wasn’t anything worse than what I did with my siblings growing up and we all survived (without any broken bones or serious injuries, I might add proudly!) Were they have tons of fun? Absolutely.
So I did what any sensible parent would do (I think!) and shouted out a “be careful!” and then took a picture. If the fun had ended badly, I probably would have titled this post “The Before Shot.”
But just look at the concentration on Caroline’s face as she backed up. How could anything possibly go wrong!?!?!
If you know anything about me, you know I’m pretty keen on keeping track of firsts. So when the kids went strawberry picking for the first time, the day seemed even more special because we had Granny with us!
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. -Goethe