Holidays

Go to Australia Where They Have Better Reception

I have no idea why Jack screamed that at the ocean yesterday…but he did. We were playing catch. I don’t ask questions any more.

Anyway…We kept moving yesterday and today because there is so much to see on the Cape and we only have 2 days left!

I went for a 6-mile or so run while my mom watched Jack. It was so needed! I took some great photos as always. The light is amazing early in the morning.

Later on, Jack and I ate lunch again at Mac’s Seafood on the pier. Fresh seared tuna wrap. OMG. So flipping good. We spent more time on the beach and in town, and visited Uncle Tim’s Bridge, which leads to an island in the middle of the marsh. We had a quick hike up to the top and got to view the town from up high. We then visited the used book store down the road called Herridge’s. Jack and I can both get lost in a book store for quite awhile, and we both picked out some good books.

Some down time at the house followed and we both dug into our new books. Jack is a super fast reader and he is already finished with his! (Maybe I can coerce him into another book review! 🙂

Side note: we are watching a show about how bad Russian drivers are. It’s scary to see how these guys drive. I remember my cab driver scaring us quite a bit in Moscow.

We visited a museum in a Eastham for a short while but they were closing. 😦

We then met a friend and hit Nauset Beach, Nauset Lighthouse and the three sisters…a group of lighthouses preserved in a little park near the beach. Some hackey sack on the beach gave us some more exercise.

We ate a good dinner out and spent probably more than I needed to, but I really wanted those Wellfleet oysters. Can’t beat em.

Today we mostly stayed in town going to the beach and playground and skate park.

Jack is now begging for a new skateboard for $130 and yeahhh… no? Can’t afford.

Jack: But mom, just listen. Don’t say anything. I think I would rather have the cruising board to just go around town. I’m not that good at tricks and like I think I’d get more use out of the cruising board?

me: It costs too much.

Jack: But I promise I won’t ask for anything else again for a veryyyyy long time. Like maybe 6 months!!!!

Sigh. I’m sure I’ll hear more about it tomorrow!

We took one trip to the National Seashore Museum and watched a couple short films about Cape Cod.

We had lunch on the beach and dinner at the house. There were lots of leftovers to use up from all the meals we’ve been having!

Jack peeked in the freezer…

Jack: Hey, I’m not eating these ice cream bars . They’re called Red Sox bars!!!

me: So we’ll chew em to pieces! (I didn’t care what they were called, I was gonna eat one. ha ha)

Jack: Yeah we hate the Red Sox so we’ll chew em up! (He was also looking for any excuse to eat the bars!)

Needless to say they were good. Now, we couldn’t leave any Red Sox bars behind, because we supposedly hate them. So of course, we each ate two and then threw the box away.

Okay time for bed. I am beat!

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I’m not a normal mom

Like I need to tell you that. Have you not read anything I’ve posted in the last year? Jack has just started to realize that I’m not like other moms. I’m taking it as a compliment, because it makes me feel better that way. 🙂

We’re at the Cape (Cod) and generally just enjoying the weather, the sun, the beach and OMG the crowds! Do not EVER come to Cape Cod over 4th of July weekend. Am I high? Yep. We normally do not come out here “on season”. We are totally off-season people. I’ll tell you, the 2nd week of September is SUBLIME! It is the closest thing to perfection that I’ve found in a vacation. Stunning weather, robin’s-egg blue skies, warm ocean and pond water, NO CROWDS, and things are still open. But this week, wellllll, it’s still all of the above except throw in 10,000 people from NY and NJ, and you’ll see where we’re at.

We went to the beach, went to the playground and skate park, and generally had a fun time and ate some awesome seafood and icecream…just like you would expect on a vacation like this. But why am I not normal? Read on…

Jack: I can’t believe I’m actually going in a real skate  park.

me: You have to put on your helmet and pads first, okay?

Jack: Okay. I want to go on that big ramp!

me: You have to learn how to move forward first. Try that.

Jack gives it a few tries and then flips his board with his foot and gives everyone his best cool-dude face. It was so cute. He liked the sound of the board flipping on the concrete. It was a “cool” sound.

me: Here let me try.

Jack: Mommmmm… (looks around warily)

me: (pushing off) See? I know how to ride…

Jack: Did you used to ride a skate board?

me: I used to ROCK on a skate board.

Jack: Wow, really? That’s not a normal Mom thing…

me: Nope it isn’t.

Then we went over to the playground to, well, play! Jack wanted to play hide-and-seek, so I counted and he hid.

me: Ready or not!

Jack: (giggling from on top of the highest enclosed slide)

me: Gotcha! (I had climbed to the top and scared the pants off of him)

Jack: How did you get up here?

me: I climbed.

Jack: Moms don’t go on slides Mom!

me: This one does. Now move it or lose it.

Jack: (scrambles out of the way)

me; FIRE IN THE HOLE! (I blast down the slide at a speed that almost blew my flip-flops off)

Jack: What the heck? That’s not normal Mom!

me: Well I’m going back up.That was fun.

Jack: Me too! Most mommies are sitting on the benches.

He proceeds to chase me down the slide a few times until we got tired. I climbed the rock wall, and the various ladders and hanging climbing thingys in flip flops may I remind you again! On the walk back to the house Jack got tired.

Jack: Mom, can I have a ride on your shoulders?

me: Ugh, too tired and you’re too big!

Jack: But all moms say that. (He looks at me to see if I want to continue with my coolness factor and give him a ride)

me: Sorry, no way. You’ll crush my shoulders with your 50 pound self.

Jack: 52.8 pounds.

me: Sorry. Guess I’m not that cool after all eh? Now get out of the road before a car squashes you. (and nerdy boring mom is back.)