July 21, 2006

The Day the Circus Came to Town

Evidently Monday was act like a pirate day and nobody informed me. Only my second son, who demonstrated his pirate faces to Zonker at lunch on Monday, received this important piece of information.


Meanwhile, my eldest thought it the coolest of cool to keep his napkin intermittently wrapped around his face like a bandit… when he and my 2nd son weren’t whipping their napkins at each other.

The three of them were perpetual motion through lunch. Good Grief.

I often tell people when I walk in with my three boys, “the circus has come to town” and on Monday… it was oh so true. Ack!

Luckily none of this seemed to phase Zonker in the least. He was THE BEST.

Well… I kinda knew that going in. Zonker is funny and warm and I just truly enjoy being around him. I’m hoping next time I get more than an hour. One hour is not enough Zonker time.

And was there a Bones moment? Oh yes. Zonker had walked us to my mini-van and the boys had climbed inside. I stood near Zonker’s car saying goodbye, chatting for a second without the commotion of my pirate, bandit, and Tasmanian devil, when out of the van, through a side door Bones’ hung yelling at me, “Mom! Don’t you know the skin is burning off my bones in here?!”


Next year, I’m hoping for more Zonker time!

Posted by Boudicca at July 21, 2006 09:05 PM | TrackBack

I had a *great* time at lunch. You'd actually had me worried about meeting with your boys but they're really great kids. Hope to see you again soon!

Posted by: zonker at July 22, 2006 12:04 AM

I'm so glad you wrote this post. I was begining to think my sons the only one who behaves this way. We were at a rest. tonight when he started to snap the napkin @ me and no amount of asking nicely would make him stop. I finally had enough & took desert to go. now I see he just felt mischevious & since he has no bros. it was directed on me. thanks.

Posted by: michele at July 22, 2006 08:12 PM