There are a dozen things to think about today, many of which are not pleasant.
But lucky for me there was one fun thing to focus on today and that was to help Levin have a fun birthday. Of course he was clueless and could care less that today is his day (which is why Ray and Cali will celebrate it tomorrow when Calvin comes).
After his nap, we walked down to the bakery to get a birthday cookie to eat at the park.
Then he played in the sandbox.
Next it was time to eat sticks, rocks, and cookies, and wade in the water.
And as birthday luck would have it, there was a lemonade stand on the corner. The kids are thinking they might buy fireworks with their earnings.
|The kids stood on top of the garage with a big cone used as a bull-horn calling,|
"Lemonade made from real lemons." When they saw us coming to their stand they cheered.
They were great and so polite and appreciative.
Seeing a man cheerfully set up his free rubber duck display, kids earning money at a lemonade stand, and being part of a little boy's delight while he played in the park were happy, happy things. It makes it easier to face tomorrow's problems when you've got hope in people today.