Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fifth Time's the Charm

A few quick thoughts before bed tonight.

First off, Laurence IV died today. Well, didn't really die. He started leaking after I threw him at Molly, so I abandoned him with Kortney. I'm not sure what's going to happen to him. The good news is that he's already been replaced with Laurence V.

Now, Laurence IV only lived about three days. Only one of those was a school day. Maybe it was slightly more than that, but still, pretty diminutive. I've decided that I can't keep going through children this fast. So I'm making a decision. Laurence V will live at least two full weeks. Rain or shine, I will make sure that this one gallon jug of mine stays alive for 14 days.

It's currently the 20th of May, but his life started halfway through the 19th, so we're counting it. Two weeks from the 19th is the second of June. If I can make it to June 2, I will retire the name Laurence and find a new one. At Laurence V's one week birthday, I'm pretty sure he'll wear a fun hat to school. We'll see though.

So, yeah. That's declaration number one. I'm going to be a better parent. It's going to be hard, though. If Laurence V is going to survive two whole weeks, I'm going to have to take good care of him. I'm going to be a good dad.

The other thought of the night is that my house smells awful good. We have all the windows tossed wide open, and I love the way the night smells. Our swampie is still out of order, so we're relying on the windows and fans to keep us cool. It's not working, but it smells great in the evening. Mom switched to a new laundry detergent to, and I can tell the difference as soon as I walk downstairs. I wonder if this new stuff is more potent than the previous stuff we'd used. I have a hunch that it's not, but that rather I had just been accustomed to the old stuff. Maybe the entire downstairs has always smelled like laundry detergent on laundry day, but that I was so used to the other stuff that I never noticed. Either way, I like the way it smells, and I'm excited to put that smell on in the near future.

Welp, Happy evening everybody. We're marching forward. The future has a whole lot of mystery to it, but I think we're going to be okay. I'm pretty excited about stuff. Keep up the great work, friends. Much love~

1 comment:

Nathan said...

That spring and summer evening smell is one of my favorites. It's simple and just plain perfect.