Holiday Highs and Lows

It was an interesting Independence Day weekend. We shivered through the picnic on the patio, huddled in our sweatshirts, and then retired to the kitchen to sip hot chocolate. It was fourteen different levels of wrong. And you know what's even more wrong? The fact that some Facebook friends in Alaska informed me of ninety degree temps for their holiday celebration. I don't think we topped sixty here. Yes, I'm dead serious. Talk about a major global warming fail.

Despite the fireworks, the highlight of my weekend was the fact that Micah had some awesome potty training moments. For the first time ever, he went potty on command. All of these moments happened outside, but I'm good with my boy dropping his drawers in the driveway if that's what it takes. Let freedom ring.

And on an unrelated note, Micah will not be attending Extended School Year. A horrid turn of events has turned the tide in his favor. His poor burned toes do not allow him to wear shoes, and schools have that shoes-on policy that prevents him from attending. He will be happily barefoot for the next week or so until the healing is complete. We are the worst parents ever.



13 comments:

(Keri) Auburn Gal Always said...

Burned toes??? What did I miss?

Michelle said...

Yeah... 64 degrees here yesterday. No hot chocolate, but I also didn't venture outside!

Bummer on the toes. Any chance he'll have the same malady about this time next year?

And YAY to potty training (the "on command" description had me cracking up over here).

Debbie Yost said...

I'm reminded of the scene from "Big Daddy". :)

Poor little toesies. I hope they're better soon.

Karen said...

Keri - the toes involved an incident with fire. It is not pretty. We suck at parenthood.

Karen said...

Debbie - now that you mention it, it's very much like the scene from Big Daddy. Gotta love boys.

Flea said...

parenthood's just hard. glad you get to keep your kid, though!

JennyH said...

Well, at least he got out of school, right? Too bad he has burnt toes though.

90 in Alaska but only 60 there? That is wrong!!

Cool pictures!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

DUDE! I turned our HEAT on yesterday morning because it was so cool and damp in the house. Unheard of. It is supposed to get back into the 90s later this week - which I will be cursing, of course.

Yikes on Micah's toes! I hope they heal soon!

Andrea said...

What only 60? It was 100 down here and dry dry dry!! I'll trade ya, or maybe we could give you a little warmth. I'll give you about 20 degrees!! Poor Micah. I hope his toes get better!! Love your sparkler picture!

Don Mills Diva said...

Poor Micah!

And also? I LOVE that sprakler picture!

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh my...burnt toes...seriously! well, at least it's fixable.

Nap Warden said...

Poor Micah's toes:(

Great sparkler pic though;)

Trannyhead said...

Clearly, I need to go back and read up on the burnt toes incident. It was cool here on the 4th, too, and I was grateful. For the first time, I went to view fireworks and wasn't sweating profusely. I was pregnant, too!