We had to drive up to see my mom again tonight, this is the same nearly 2 hour drive that spawned the singing mentioned before. But, as we were back in our old hometown, where I actually know where to find things that I want, I took the opportunity to visit the Co-op.
Where we live now, the only place to buy herbs is ridiculously priced, a little too "new age yuppy" for me, too (if that makes any sense.) I was happy to be back at the Co-op, where it smells of fresh baked goodies, herbs, and Patchouli scented hippies.
The kids were excited, for some reason they love herb shopping. The both always ask what everything is and yell out things like, "Get the green one! No, the other green one!" And, of course, they each have to hold at least one bag once we're on our way to the check out.
As I was measuring out the Dandelion Root, Atticus asked me what it was. I, of course, told him.
He smiles and does a happy dance, "I love it! I wanna drink it all day long!"
"Really? Okay. But it tasted really bitter and it will make you pee a lot."
His smile starts to fade and he gets this confused look on his face; I can tell he's trying to think it over.
The woman getting herbs next to us looks at me and bursts out laughing. She looks down at Atticus and says, "You wouldn't want that, now would you?" He just looks at me, his enthusiasm rapidly waning.
"Well," I say, "if you're sure, I can make you a big cup of tea when we get home and then you can pee all night long!"
"No," he says and laughs. His growing embarrassment disappears and he's my happy, laughing boy again (albeit one who is prone to rather deep thoughts.)
And, on the way back home we sang the songs we came up with last time and tried to come up with some new ones. The boys, of course, had better success than I. The baby, of course, was content with taking her shoes off and throwing them. Nap time had been carelessly wasted on the drive up, and I had the sparkly pink shoes in my lap to prove it.
Throwing the Bones
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