That title sounds like the fuel for Random Tuesday, doesn’t it? I kind of owe my readers a real post though. One where I actually put effort into combining sentences to form coherent paragraphs.
Ahem. SO, late Friday night, Ash mentioned that he wanted to go to the race that kicks off Springtime Tallahassee, a local yearly event that draws *almost* the entire city out for a 5k/10k, a parade, and a downtown festival complete with beer, food, and bands. We last went in 2008 but only for a little while. We walked around the food booths and hung out with a friend then left. This year, we got up early and went to the race because Ash had friends running, a few for the first time ever in an actual race. It began at the courthouse so we got there for the start then headed towards DOT – where Ash works – and where the race finished. He met up with his friends and then we walked through downtown – Ell exclaimed, “The big city!” – and secured our parade spot in front of the Sleep Gallery, where we met up with one of my friends and her family and friends.
I hadn’t been to a parade in I can’t tell you how long. We were near the beginning and it was cool to see the genesis of each float/high school band. Each had people handing out beads or candy and Elliot really liked collecting his loot and taking it back to his bag. I kind of wish we had been more towards the center of downtown to see all the Rick Scott (our not beloved Governor) picketers but eh, who cares? SOMEone voted for that guy; get over it. Remember Bush? Our country is flawed!
Saturday afternoon was naps and dealing with Elliot’s awful Jeckly and Hyde behavior. While he can be really sweet, he can turn on a dime and shut off his capacity to listen/follow directions/stop being a hellion. I know I need to stop being so irritated by it – this only fuels his fire – but I can’t help but bemoan the fact that we’re in a rough patch. Isaac, on the other hand, is a total sweetie lately. Sure, he was hot and cold yesterday but for the most part, a total cuddle bug with lots of smiles to give.
Spring has sprung, as they say (more like the “in like a lion, out like a lamb” thing) and it’s super nice. Cool in the mornings and evenings, hot in the sun during the day but not quite hot enough to turn the air on. I’m sure that’s coming soon. Until then, we’ll sit outside with the kids. And eat pears. Because the ones stores have now are so so good.