Today's summer fun PSA -- if a crawdad clamps onto the skin between your fingers and you leap around with it dangling from your hand, it's not going to let go. What it may do is reach up and grab your hand with its other claw. Repeatedly. And if you mom, who is smart enough not to pick up the crawdads herself, had hermit crabs as pets when she was your age, she might not be too sympathetic, but will help you pry the poor creature off.
A few weeks back, I splurged on a new toy...
This has been the best purchase. (It was more than I wanted to spend, but after looking it up online the price I paid at Costco was less than half what they're asking on Amazon.) After four trips down to the river, I'm convinced it's going to its keep.
Once the weather cools down, I'll be taking it to the park so I can find a shady spot to read my book while the boys ride their bikes. Those park benches by the playground aren't at all comfortable.
I didn't realize until we set it up that it has a cup holder and a little pocket that's perfectly sized for my phone. And two zipper pockets on the back. I can keep it packed with our smaller beach stuff and not worry about forgetting anything.
This is like the jog stroller, a purchase that I put off for way too long because I was making do just fine with what I had. Now my sons can spend more time looking for crawdads and I can spend more time happily knitting under the trees.