Sunday, June 29, 2008

We played all day

All four of us are heading out Wednesday to visit my dad and brother in Minneapolis.  I am so looking forward to getting there.  I absolutely love the Twin Cities in the summer.  We head down to Lake Harriet most mornings to run on the path, or we just skip the exercise and get coffee and pastries in Linden Hills.  

I love that we will get to spend time with my family, but I don't know how I'll handle the "new" Glenn.  My dad is quite the swinger these days.  He's dating about four women.  They are spread all over the country.  I know it's all innocent, he's mainly looking for companionship, but now some of these women are becoming fixtures.  I may even have to meet two of them this visit.  That kind of bugs me.  I'm sure neither, I will believe, will be good enough.  Also, my bachelor brother has recently met a woman and she has already moved in.  I'm truly happy for him, but again - meeting her will be weird.  I'm not sure why.  It might be that I'm not able to accept the change.  After mom died, the two of them truly relied on me.  I am thankful to relinquish the responsibility, but kind of regret letting it go at the same time.

Due to our trip to Florida, and now this trip and various camps and sports the kids are in, I didn't get a membership to the pool.  Harry and Ella really seem to miss swimming, so when my brother-in-law invited us to his in-law's pool for a BBQ, we jumped at the opportunity.  I absolutely love taking photos at times like this as I get to really sit back and watch my family have a ball.


Josephina said...

It's ok that meeting "the women" in the lives of "your men" is weird. I'm still getting used to the idea of my parents (who got divorced AFTER I graduated from college... ugh) dating other people. It made for some really interesting fights when both of them tried to force their new significant others into my life, but then again, my parents were never big on boundries or maturity or being even remotely appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a blast in the pool!

My Life My Life My Life said...

Truly understand about sitting back and watching the happiness of my family...i love to capture it all.

growingupartists said...

We're planning a trip to "the cities" comin' up. There's a Star Wars exhibit at the Children's museum there...actual props from the sets. Hope you take lots of pictures!!