I always love a good coffee date, so I’m back again this week, and hopefully every week (or at least most weeks).
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that J’s swim season ended last week, and it has been really nice not having to get everyone up in time to take him to swim practice three days a week. He enjoyed it and we all learned a lot about the sport, which was great. But it’s nice to have a break. In swim-related news, J had his last meet last weekend and did great. He doesn’t quite have the “race” concept down (he takes his sweet time), but he’s probably one of the only kids on his pre-competitive team who wouldn’t be disqualified for doing the stroke incorrectly, so that’s something at least.
N was taking random pictures at his last meet and took this one of me. This photo makes me look way cooler than I actually am!
We spent lots of time at the pool last weekend. Albert and I got away for a date night on Saturday. We went to the gym to work out, then relaxed at the pool sans kids for a while before meeting friends for burgers and beer for dinner. That may sound anticlimactic to some, but it was exactly our speed on a gloriously hot summer day. I’ve never been a club person, even when I was young and unattached enough to fit in there!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the kids are almost done with summer school, which seems so crazy. After summer school ends next week, there’s only 2 1/2 weeks left until J starts kindergarten! I really need to get on that school supply list…
Speaking of school supplies, was that the best part of summer for anyone else? I remember when I was kid that I loved the day that we got to go to Target and pick out all of our supplies for the next year. I loved law school too. Like loved it. I really am a nerd at heart 🙂
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that we were contacted by a significant other of a friend who run a modeling agency here in town. She had seen pictures of our kids (see last week’s post about our decision to reduce their presence on social media) and asked if we’d ever thought about them modeling. The answer is yes, we have thought about it (people have asked us some variation of that question since J was a baby), but were always too lazy to seek out any agency.
Now it probably sounds hypocritical that we’re taking them off of social media, but entertaining the idea of them modeling. We’ve thought and talked a lot about that, and I actually think they’re not inconsistent. The main thing I don’t like about social media is that it’s personal to them — i.e. when someone sees them on social media, they have a name and an address and a family and a story. That’s a lot of personal information about a child.
An image used in advertising is different. Advertising images are impersonal and not specific to any person depicted. It’s a beautiful child, not that beautiful child. So we’re thinking about doing it. I’m generally in favor of anything that might help put them through college someday 🙂
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?