This past weekend celebrated the anticipated return of the eldest children. They arrived with their large valises, eager and happy to have returned to the Land of Enchantment. Once back at the dwelling, they immediately do what they do best, and made a concerted effort to cover every inch of available space with their clothes and belongings, created a land mine of vast proportions.
The next day, the younger children joined the household and were delighted to see their siblings. Gifts from their travel were exchanged from the eldest children’s’ travels. They caught up on their summer escapades. The youngest regaled with a description of her new media scratchpad, describing how she planned to learn new languages, such as Spanish and English, until she paused with the recognition that she was already quite familiar with the English. The eldest female offered all jellied candy in the shaped of soda bottles until the benefactor hid them. This greatly increased the excitability factor, until the younger children were enticed to watch the time traveling, alien doctor, as final arrangements were coordinated for their day of adventure.
After bags were packed with essentials, and food was gathered from the nearby cooperative, the benefactor and the children traveled south to the Duke city to a local midway. There, the children dived into water play, except for the youngest, who only tentatively placed a hand under the falling water. Unfortunately for her, as she was attempting to climb a rope bridge, a deluge of water came crashing down, and she was unintentionally fully soaked and shocked. The benefactor pulled her to safety as the other children laughed with glee at her poor timing. After fun in the liquid sunshine, the children and benefactor roamed the large, mechanical, fun machines, riding and laughing. Twas a near perfect day with nary a bicker from the mouth of any babe. Sun-kissed and with joy in their hearts, all returned home to relax and slumber, the heat of the afternoon bringing fast repose.