On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday, Sept. 22nd - Aaarrrrgh me mateys!

Today was a sunny, gorgeous day and we started the day off with a walk over the beach to see Shelley and Stephen. Stephen was asleep so we walked up to the end of the lane to see the cows, and threw some sticks into the Gut Pond for Riley and his friend to fetch. Riley was a little too fond of his friend, leading to some expressions of physical affection that might have been better kept to the bedroom. Maggie found it all very sweet. "Look Mom, Riley is hugging him again. They must really love each other!"

In the afternoon while the boys were napping Maggie and I went back to the Lighthouse so Maggie and Cabhan (Sonya's little boy) could have a play date. It was princess meets pirate - talk about your clearly defined gender roles! Anyway, to my delight, pirate won out and Maggie had a whole afternoon of swordfights and bad guys and good rough play. Probably just as well - more socially acceptable for a girl to wear an eye patch than for a boy to don a frilly pink dress and a tiara (especially in Ferryland!).

Maggie has also been exploring her bug-loving side. From the ant farm at home to the snail she found on our walk over the bay ("Please, mom, can we keep it for a pet? Please?") to the slug she discovered on Grandma's step, I think in some cases, the apple does fall far from the tree.

On the spur of the moment, at the end of the day I decided to head off to town with Jill for groceries, shopping, and movie. Yes, I do have friends!


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