So we missed out on our trip to OH, hopefully we will get to visit everyone later this summer...
Miss D seemed 100% better on Saturday, but it appears to have maybe been just a lull between fever and cold symptoms. Yesterday started a cough and a sniffle and it appears to be going strong today. Not sick enough to justify non-stop noggin viewing, but sick enough to be pretty needy and cranky. Poor little Dukes!
Saturday night we attempted to take her to her first ever rock show. Ecstasy to Frenzy (look them up on myspace, my stupid work is blocking it right now) performs covers of song poems from the 60's. Unfortunately, we were misinformed the show would start at 6:30 and it didn't start till 8 so Miss D only made it through a few songs before asking to go home. On the plus side, TR and TM let her play the drums for a bit- why o why didn't I bring my camera...?
Sunday I took her to the pool for the first time. She was not super enthusiastic. Perhaps because the water was cold or perhaps because she wasn't feeling well. But after 30 mins she was asking to go home. So I'll give it another try some time.
For those who haven't been, the Portage Park pool facility is pretty amazing. There is a toddler pool with full-on jungly-gym thing, complete with a water slide and lots of water falling and jetting all over the place. A huge (Olympic size?) lap pool for adults and older kids and a separate diving pool with floppy diving board of the sort that was banned in my hometown during my teenhood for causing too many injuries. Use of the facility is 100% free, you don't even have to be a resident of Chicago, you pretty much just walk in. Our tax dollars at work!
As an adult in Chicago, I have never had an interest in visiting a public pool before. (Why be in a swimsuit unless absolutely necessary?) But who knows what will happen now? When I was a kid we practically lived at the pool during the summer. My summer childhood memories are drenched in the too-short-towel-on-the-hot-pavement, bee-in-my-mellow-yellow, crunchy-chlorine-hair delightfulness of it all. What about you?