I’ve been filling out enough paperwork to buy a house. Sending a child off to camp or registering him for school requires the filling out of reams of paper. Legal waivers, health forms, immunization records, parental agreements, and so forth are all part of it, as any parent knows. For his 14th birthday present, Will is going to a camp this summer at a military academy where they break the boys down into platoons on arrival. They do some really challenging things with rope climbing and obstacle courses, each platoon competing with the others. It’s right up Will’s alley. I completed one raft of paperwork and hope to finish up today. I think all his school documents for the fall are all filled out, but then I have to order school clothing off the uniform list. I may wait on that, because boys this age have a famous way of adding two or three inches in as many weeks. He’s really growing so quickly.
I found a website that makes baby bonnets. You wouldn’t think that baby bonnets would be hard to find, would you? They are. The only thing I could find in department stores was a sun hat, one-size-fits-all, which is absurd. None of them, of course, fit Emily. Don’t look for bonnets in stores. They don’t sell them, at least at the ones where I shop. Little girls are made for bonnets. Eyelet, ribbons and rosettes. I must be incredibly old-fashioned, but I don’t think mini-Green Bay Packer caps are the thing for Em. Baby girls need bonnets.
On top of being pretty, they also protect little scalps from the sun. Emily is fair-skinned like me, and will be prone to sunburn. I was happy, then, to discover this website for bonnets. I bought several sizes. You never know when you will find them again these days. They were all so adorable, I couldn’t decide which one to get. The one at the left is one of the three I ordered. They are very affordably priced. Sizing can be tricky on these, but they go up to 24 months, so hopefully one of the three will fit! So for other bonnet-loving mothers, check out the site. I’ve done my part this week to keep bonnet-makers in business.
The heat and humidity is gone now. We had two days of intense heat and stickiness and the air conditioning was running constantly. Last night it all blew away with a little rain and thunder, and we have a classic, gorgeous northern day with cool, crisp air and deep blue skies. My mother called and invited us to the park near her house for a picnic. She’s bringing the sandwiches. Jon has a day off from work, so he’s coming along. A day like this should never go to waste!
I’m reading a book that I want to tell you about soon. Actually, there are several I want to write about next. But the beautiful day is calling. Emily’s raring to go see Grandma at the park. She’s wearing a striped pink and white dress. I’ll bet you’re shocked at the color choice!