Eventful Day

Last night I got home from pottery class just in time to see Declan at bedtime. As I tweeted, the boys were doing “bedtime stories” from the Oriental Trading Company catalog, and in between reading about coconut bras and curly straws, Declan started filling me in on his day. This is the part where my eyes got as big as saucers.

The morning was encompassed with an event that I can’t really go into in order to protect the privacy of the children involved, and luckily Declan was not directly affected, but let’s just say that my head kept bopping back and forth between Bryan and Declan with a look on my face something akin to: HOLY SHIT!!!

And then Declan goes back to the grass skirts, and kind of casually says over his shoulder, “And oh yeah, I almost drowned at the pool.”

Um, WHAT????

Bryan quickly realizes I am about to have an aneurysm and promises to explain everything after Declan is asleep.

Here is how their earlier conversation about it went:

Declan: “I almost drowned at the pool today.”

Bryan: {sputter} “What happened?”

Declan: “I walked out too far into the deep end.”

Bryan: “Did the lifeguard have to come in and rescue you?”

Declan: “No. They threw the thing.”

Bryan: “What thing?”

Declan: {exasperated} “Remember the lifeguard from Surf’s Up? Except she was holding a squid? But this thing was real. And it was blue.”

So, I can’t help but be impressed at his skills at ‘splaining stuff to his stupid, beleaguered parents. And we figure that if they just threw the squid blue thing, he probably didn’t “almost drown.”

But needless to say, the kid had an eventful day. And I didn’t sleep all that well.

But *I* am going to have an eventful day because little miss Heather B is coming to Denver tonight! Reunited and it feels so good! (Plus! Sunday, Julie and I are subjecting her to the GeeseMonkey kids. I have a feeling she will never want to step foot in the Centennial state again.)

And *tomorrow* is also going to be an eventful day because I am attending Gwen Bell’s BWET event. All Boulder/Denver techie businessy chicks are welcome!

Whew. Who needs sleep anyway?

This article has 22 comments

  1. mothergoosemouse

    Yeah, I’ve had the lifeguard go in after at least one of my kids. I’d rather they just threw the squid.

    (Seriously, glad he’s okay.)

    This weekend is going to be exhausting. But in a good way.

  2. Sizzle

    That would scare me too- he almost drown! I love how kids just blurt stuff like that out. 🙂

    Have a blast with Heather B.

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  4. Ali

    um, yeah, i SO would have died too.
    and i love how they are so casual about it..”oh, yeah, i almost died today. la dee dah”

  5. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Anonymous, yes, he has had one round of swimming lessons and starts another in a few weeks! As the child of a sailor myself, learning to swim is important to us!

  6. zipper

    I do all my best reading with Oriental Trading Company.

  7. megan

    I am wondering why the staff didn’t mention this drowning thing to you???

  8. joansy

    When I click on the link to Heather B, my work computer censors won’t let me in and claim that its porn. Lame filter? Or are you trying to take a riskier approach with your links???

    Have a great weekend 🙂

  9. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Megan – they did tell Bryan about incident #1, which sadly I think outshadowed the pool thing.

    And Joansy, I just checked and it IS the correct link for Heather. nopasanada.org! She will be so THRILLED to find out she is classified as porn by the filters!

  10. Amy

    How any of us make it to adulthood is a mystery to me. And then we get to worry about health issues for the rest of our lives. Ain’t life grand!?

  11. Anonymous

    I have not seen the movie, but the illustration is great.

  12. carrie

    I am so glad he’s okay!

    That’s funny about the Oriental Trading Co. catalog – my kids horde the ones that come in the mail like you’d think they were dirty old men hiding their Playboys! Yes, they are just that awesome.

  13. Heather B.

    No Pasa Nada is about to change its focus. From the story of a fun loving, 24 year old, lush to porn. I’m looking forward to this new business venture. I wonder what kind of advertisers I’ll attract. Probably the S&M kind.

  14. gwen bell

    I was a lifeguard one summer. If I have skin cancer when I’m 45 I’ll blame it on that fateful summer.

    Thank you for shouting out the event–I can’t wait to meet all you ladies! Just a few…more…hours. Oh, and we’re going to swim some, too. And karaoke at a dive bar quite likely tomorrow night. So catch your 40 winks tonight!!

    We’re going to need to ramp up to Blogher anyway, b/c that’s going to be insanity.

  15. Steph

    Hi there I read your blog on a pretty regular basis adn I must tell you I love your sons name!!!

  16. The Cole Mine

    Have a great time at your up and coming events…Had to laugh about bedtime stories coming from the catalog. Glad Declan is ok after his big event!

  17. Isabel Kallman


    please give Heather B. and Laura Mayes a big mama bar hug from me.

    I send you virtual hugs now! 🙂

    Have fun. it sounds great.

  18. Nadine

    Glad Declan is OK! I can’t even imagine how you must have felt when he told you.

  19. gorillabuns

    heather b is one of the bestest people in the world. have fun!

  20. Builder Mama

    Whew, glad he’s okay!

    Have fun this weekend!

  21. Vered

    My daughter told me once that she dived into the pool during a swimming lesson and her head “almost touched the bottom of the pool”. I immediately freaked out, but after I talkesd with her instructor, I realized that kids’ perception can be VERY different than adults’.

    Sounds like a great weekend, and I agree – sleep is overrated. 🙂

  22. Rebecca F.

    If “incident # 1” is private, why bring it up at all?? I’m sooo curious……

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