"Let's eat lunch outside today," I said as I used an entire loaf of bread to make an assortment of sandwiches – peanut butter and jelly (Jordan, Kaelyn), ham & cheese/no Whip (TJ), turkey & cheese/Whip (me, Kyra, Jaiden).
"Like a pick-i-nick?" Kaelyn asked.
They all froze. Deer, headlights, and all that jazz.
"Mmmhmm. You guys go get a couple of blankets and spread them out in the backyard."
They cheered, then scattered.
It's such a simple thing, but little kids eat that shit up like it's the coolest thing ever. I know this to be true, because through a sticky mouthful of PB & J Jordan turned to me and exclaimed, "This is the coolest thing EVER!"
Jaiden kept making this weird orangutan/dog/sheep sound and crazy-haired Kyra couldn't stop snorting when she laughed.
Diego and Spunky prowled: You better watch those sammiches, bitches.
And try as we might, we couldn't get just one perfect picture where everyone was both smiling and looking at the camera at the same time.
But these were pretty funny, and are more reflective of the daily madness and mayhem in the house of the Smart Ones:
Today pretty much rocked. It was the coolest thing ever.