It’s 10:37 p.m. and I am falling asleep — Cousins’ Weekend 2008 has tired me out! I think I may actually turn in, although it feels entirely too early. Before I do, however, I need to note: Lucy just got a call from a boy. Five calls, actually, and he didn’t leave a message. We only figured out who it was because I finally managed to get to the phone before the answering machine picked up and, when he asked for Lucy, I asked who it was, and he said Damarcus.


So anyway, my initial thought was — goodness, she’s only in second grade! Then my immediate next thought was — did Mean Girl #1 put him up to it? Is this going to be an analog cyber-bullying thing? Having Mommy here and egging me on didn’t help, of course. Having Jaime here, however, was immensely helpful — she totally laughed at us and said did it ever occur to us that maybe he was just calling for a playdate? 

There is no chance he’s calling for a playdate; of that, I’m sure. On the other hand, putting Damarcus up to a phone call does seem a bit too old for 2nd grade. Maybe not, as kids are definitely seeming older these days. But if that’s what was really going on, I don’t think Damarcus would have been quite so ready to talk to me. As soon as he realized it was me, he would probably have hung up; or at least sounded a little bit uncomfortable. So for now, I’ll just try and go along with Jaime’s way of thinking about things.

On another note — we had a great time today. We did the duck tours, both Lucy and Will got to drive. They were both good, but it was amazing to see Will at the wheel. He was incredibly serious, steady at the helm (literally), and, I dare say, a bit more in control than either Lucy or the other 8-year-old boy who took a turn. After the duck tour, we had lunch at Border Cafe. Then we were all very full so we didn’t do ice cream as originally planned. We did a bit of looking at shoes for Lucy for Jaime’s wedding, and then we hit Paper Source for the seating cards. From there, we just came home and hung out on the deck drinking Malibu Bay Breezes and eating cheese and crackers. (One of these days I’ll get around to uploading pictures to here or Flickr or Facebook.) Now Juno is ending, and it’s probably time to go to bed.