Details: wife works again; back yard play in morning; Bush’s chicken lunch; H-E-B for milk; naps; wife comes home; inflatable pool in back yard; Sloppy Joes’ for supper (I made them from a can); Dairy Queen for dessert.
Funny Anecdote: While Vicky and Valentina were in the bathroom, I was looking for Rebecca. Found her on her bed (which she’s given up for a few days), holding Val’s glasses and a mascara container. Quickly, I snatched them both away quickly. When I saw her about to cry, I handed the mascara back, keeping the glasses. (This is a good trick if your kid has two objects; take them both away, then return the less harmful, less expensive one.) When Val returned to the room, Rebecca started mimicking the action of putting on mascara. Where has she seen this before? My wife doesn’t wear mascara. Val hadn’t put hers on yet. Rebecca must’ve seen it in a TV ad or a magazine ad. She knew exactly what it was for — and it wasn’t even open.
Funny Anecdote 2: In the evening, a couple of cops stopped nearby to handle a call. Afterward, one came over to introduce himself and talk to a few of us neighbors who were standing around talking. My wife asked him to please stand on the driveway instead of our grass. He apologized and moved quickly.
Neighborly conversation: One neighbor was asking more people on the street to have their porch lights on at night, saying it was too dark around and was encouraging “mischief”. I disagreed, saying it was plenty bright at night (I’ve had no trouble walking to the mailbox and back at midnight a few times), and that all the porch lights simply attract more bugs. I also pointed out that anyone looking for mischief would have more luck in the middle of the day when everyone’s at work, and that porch lights being on at 2 a.m. won’t help if all the good folk are asleep.
Weather: Hot all day (up to 98°F). Started raining at 11:15 p.m.