Mood of the day: Grecian cabin girl

The last week end was the hottest of the year so far. And as a true Lao, with the burning sun and the humidity, I was right in my natural element…or NOT. Truth to be told, I do not know how to use chopsticks and I am a sweating mess when it is above 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside; in other words not your typical Asian gal. Anyway what to do in the City when it’s like a furnace outside and you have 3 kids having a bad case of cabin fever? I thought about letting them run around the house naked while spraying water from an Avene thermal spring water can on them and sipping champagne but DH was on a mission. His scheme for the week end: get the kids as knackered as possible so they would pass out and not squat our bed in the middle of the night. The final program included:
– sprinklers in the building yard with neighbors’ kids AND in Morningside park. It sounds cute but in reality, it is violent. I am not kidding; I usually hate playgrounds and I hate it even more when I become the victim of a 6 year old water bomber.
– BBQ by the Delaware river which my three kids dove into with no sense of fear whatsoever. Note to self: I really need to learn how to swim because from I gathered this week end, G, P and L think they can walk on water…
– play date with their friend K. in a massive playground/water park in Jersey City with Manhattan skyline as backdrop; which means they were high on excitement, which means me looking for one of the kids every 30 seconds because they  were running towards a different corner of the park all afternoon: G was ‘chasing’ sprinklers, L was stuffing his mouth with moist sand and P sat next to and stared at a woman nursing her baby (poor woman trying to hide her breast…).

Considering how much I slaved around, it only seemed fitting that I wore a cabin girl inspired outfit: a light white and blue stripe dress and some gold and ivory bracelet and necklace, all by H&M.

Grecian cabin girl

Summer fun

2 comments

  1. Thor

    The big question is…did DH’s plan work? Did the kids get so tired that they passed out and slept the entire night without bombarding you in your bed at 3am? Somehow I think I know the answer to this one.

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