Monday, March 22

Barring the apocalypse...

Over the weekend the weather was glorious, so like a true California girl I put on the shorts and flip flops and tank tops and got outside. In addition to a perilous and ultimately fruitless rooftop/antenna experience (story forthcoming), and a bold move of unpredictability (we built a small retaining wall for our flower bed out front without planning ahead for weeks), we also helped my parents transport their new deck furniture.

It's really a lovely patio set—Allen & Roth from Lowe's—that includes a Pottery Barn–like umbrella. We helped them set it up Friday afternoon and planned for Dad to cook out on his new grill (I relished telling him to "throw some shrimp on the barbie").

That's when Mom realized that the afternoon sun lights the front of their house, not the back. We wouldn't be needing the umbrella for evening meals.

"I had visions of us eating as the sun sets with the umbrella keeping it out of our eyes!" she lamented. And then: Gold. "Do you think it'll come back around?" she asked, hopefully.

"Yeah, it might," I told her, "...tomorrow morning." And we made fun of her for the rest of the night.

6 comments:

Slamdunk said...

Poor mom. I am sure when she has had enough, she will take out your baby pics for showing or something.

Dawn said...

A cutie-patootie, semi-nudie edition of Fierce Beagle? It would pair perfectly with a Water Babies Sunscreen promo! (Because, you know, pale husbands need to be reminded of these things. Often. Like, a golf outing with his father warrants at least three phone calls. Or am I the only one that has to chase a grown man down to slather him into spf-ness?)

Sócrates Newbold said...

Your mom is as daft as mine then? That sun though, a mind of its own, I don't tell you.

Costume Diva said...

Oh, Mom's. The neverending butt of all family jokes.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Sounds a little too much like something I would say and my kids are all to happy to point it out over and over and over. Be nice to your Mom! At least she has a new patio set to comfort her after the tease-fest.

Anonymous said...

Aww you all know rightly I just say these things so that Erin will have something to write about in her blog - As if I would think the sun would come back around - ha!

Erin's mum

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