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My child went to bed early dressed as Spiderman…is that weird?  I gave him some Benadryl because he has enough snot in his head to, well…I don’t know what snot is useful for other than the gross factor—but it’s doing pretty awesome job at that!  So I don’t know if he went to sleep because of that or because he was excited to sleep in his costume that he has had in a drawer for a year.  He kept asking me if he could sleep in his mask—would he suffocate and die?  I kept telling me that I wouldn’t want to sleep in a super hero mask because it would be annoying, but it wouldn’t kill him.  Finally, the suspense was killing him so he wandered off to bed.  I went in about 10 minutes later to check on him, the mask was off, and he was asleep.  I had to laugh…oh…the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Now it’s just Pierce and me watching House Hunters.  I can hear him playing on my tablet (his tablet, since by the time I get to use it the battery is dead.)  He navigates the thing like he’s thirty years old and has spent the last 10 years designing computer technology.  It’s truly mind-boggling the way that children grasp concepts that takes us adults a college class to learn.  I’m trying to figure out how to do some internet marketing, and I keep getting stumped—maybe I should ask Pierce—he’s so savvy, he’s probably been making money for the past two years and wiring the money to some off shore bank account.

A little while ago, before Spiderman went to bed, the three of us went out in the backyard to see what the tons of recent rain had contributed to our plants.  Yep, you heard me right—it appears our drought has ended, since we already felt the effects of a tropical storm before hurricane season began.  Turns out the weeds are in heaven—or at least growing in that direction.  I looked down in one of my potted plants that has become its own swampy ecosystem, and I found the teeny-tiniest snail-shell.  I took it out to show the boys, and then I saw a slightly larger one.  They are the most perfect miniature nautilus shells—God is seriously  a masterful artist!  I think the residents abandoned ship, because they were empty.  Here is a photo of this perfect little piece of nature.  Enjoy!!!

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