When dad is not scheduled to come for dinner and soccer is scheduled right through dinner time what’s a mom to do?
Well this mom takes all the kids drives them through the local fried/fat/bad for you joint and parks the car at the local docks to have an impromptu car picnic. It was a lovely evening and I really have to do more to take advantage of the fact that we live a minute from the bay and fifteen minutes from the ocean.
In this instance the kids were thrilled to dine on junk and count seagulls and ducks. To observe something popping out of the water and watch a few speed boats race around. I did not let anyone out of the car since the dock in not in any way enclosed and one false step lands you in the water. Kelli and Kevin may as well have "false step" as middle names. I was unprepared in the life preserver department and I was unwilling to perform any rescues. So from the car we watched, we ate and we talked. This was the view the Good Lord provided for our dining pleasure. It is occasionally possible for me to be the cool mom.