When you get three adult sisters together along with their seven children (ages 4 to 11 years old), there is excitement and chaos. If you close your eyes and just listen, you will discover hidden gems in the swirling activity and conversations.
Here are some of the things I overheard:
"I'm not telling you, you could be a traiter!" (overheard during covert operations in the pool)
"My dog could poop your dog." (When comparing our lab Annie to my sister's chihuahua)
"Look out below!" (hollered from the second floor indoor balcony to the den below)
"You stole my torpedo!" (heard over and over again during those same covert operations in the pool)
"What's up with the ponies?" uttered in disbelief by my eleven year old when he encountered a staircase full of the above plastic herd.
"It was a battle, but I got it," my sister said with great relish as she finished putting a ponytail in her daughter's hair.
I wish I had pictures to accompany this post, but you'll have to wait until I get back home.
I sang for my Starbucks again this morning. Free drinks for a little embarrassment.
We spent the day at Space Center Houston and NASA. Pictures and stories to come later!
AND, I finally started reading the Twilight series. It is Wow.
Finally, did you know that little girls can cry on demand? I'm impressed.