Isn’t that picture dreamy? Doesn’t it remind you of years gone by when we used to sit for hours after church on Sunday eating a wonderful supper and sipping lemonade then taking a long slow stroll. That’s what we did yesterday. We had good friends over after church for just that. Eating. Sipping. Strolling. The above picture is of the children cooling off with a nice wade in the stream below our house. It was about a half a degree cooler down there.
Hearts of Lettuce Salad is an oldie but goodie. I had many of my older clients order this when I was a waitress so long ago. I had to laugh at the price of these simple salads too. Six bucks for a chunk of lettuce, iceberg no less! It is probably more now. This is a nice salad, a pretty salad. I like the tray of individual wedges and toppings. We joked with our friends and said that we were having a Wedgie Bar because everyone loves a good wedgie. Do you have friends whom you can be silly? Well the wedgies were a hit and I really liked these with my homemade Ranch Dressing, bacon, hard boiled eggs, shredded cheese, and tomatoes. I think everyone liked picking out their own wedgies.
Keep your eye on the cute little girl in pink. She is mine as well as the two toe-headed boys.
I have a list of things my children will never do. I think we all have (had) those lists. I will never have a child who picks their nose in public. Cross off. I will never have a child misbehave in a restaurant. Cross off. I will never have a child who has temper tantrums. Have two. Cross off. I will never have a child who holds their privates, especially in public, when they have to go potty. Cross off. Tear up list and just, well, surrender and laugh.
Epilogue- Diddle Boppus did “fall” in at one point but we will never know if it was a true fall or if she left a small donation to Wolftrap Creek. Or maybe she just had a Wedgie….Smile.
I will never have a child who picks their wedgies in public. Cross off. Give it up already.