This weekend after the kids went to swimming class we were heading home, and there was a homeless man on the side of the road holding a sign across the street from us. It is nothing new to see them, but I had a hard time shaking it, because it was going to be close to 100 degrees, and he had on a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans. I couldn't help but think that he had to be hot. I got onto the freeway to head home, but had this feeling to drop off a bottle of water. After trying to shake it off I swiftly turned onto my last exit of opportunity and bought two bottles of water, and turned back around. When I dropped them off I noticed that he had a dog with him that I hadn't seen and held back tears. It makes me appreciate being able to give my kids food to eat, and shelter from the heat.
On a lighter note the kids got their first slip n' slide this weekend. Once we got it up and running they were having so much fun! It brought back memories of my siblings and I when my only responsibilities were dish duty and homework. I find it hard to get out of mom mode, and just kick back and have fun, so...I took a ride on the slide. My daughter had a stunned expression on her face when I told her that I was going to do it. That told me that I need to let loose a little more lol! The first attempt was pretty comical as I would run down the yard while clutching the blue float pillow that they provide to cushion the blow, and then I halted right before the slide. What the heck?! I couldn't look that stupidly scared about going on it. After 2 more attempts I did it! It was pretty fun, and surprising liberating. I don't know if any other moms out there will understand. I only noticed later the weight and age cap printed on the slide. Oh well :)