Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Afternoon Ride

In the afternoon, around 3:30, the children and I listen for a very
 welcomed familiar sound.
The sound of a '73 Honda CB to come zooming up to our
 little Lazona Estate.
When our knight (Mr. Nielson or Dad) finally shows up on his motorcycle 
front of the house, he doesn't even disembark.
 No, he knows better than that. 
He patiently waits for the kids to come flying out 
of the house for a ride before dinner.
Today, after nearly 5 minutes of fighting, it was decided that Jane could go first.
I don't know how Claire let that slide; she must have negotiated
a 15-minute back tickle before bed or something like that.
When it was Claire's turn, she immediately waved to me
 and yelled, 
"¡hola! mom!"
I sat on a blanket in the front yard with the boys
 and let them crawl all over me while feeling a sense of relief and excitement
to have Mr. Nielson home!
Oliver was super patient and waited his turn
(he went last. He always goes last).
 I secretly wanted a turn, too...maybe later tonight 
when the kids are snoozing?!  
I'm sure Jimmy would watch the kids?

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