Now that it's summer, I've decided this is the perfect time to do errands and hauling 3 kids around in the car is a great idea. Doing 8 stops in one day can be great, you get them all done in one day. Of course you could do 4 stops in 2 days and not having to buckle and unbuckle the kids in and out and in and out and in and out of their carseats 16 times during the day. Or you could do either of the above variations and realize the next day that you did NOT do all of your stops and you have to go back out and do at least 2 more. Then you usually end up getting more things than you really need.
My recent excursion ended up to be a variation or 6/2/3. Meaning I made 6 stops the first day, 2 the next and then the 3rd day I realized that I had forgotten even more stuff and made another 2 stops. By the time we were done with the second errand of the third day we were hungry, tired, and I really wasn't in the mood to make lunches.
When we did get back home, Bug was sleeping. No surprise, we had gotten a late start and it was now 1:00. This only meant one thing, a picnic in the front yard. Bug would sleep in the car under our huge tree with the breeze blowing through the open doors.
As we were sitting there I saw a flash of something, felt a whoosh of air, and heard a thump in the air. Two birds were chasing each other and flew so quickly past us that I couldn't see it until they were already past us. Sunshine said the wing hit her and I believe her. She said if felt like a thud on the back of her head.
Did I mention the huge tree?
Apparently the birds were either doing some kind of love something or other, chasing each for tree territory, or turning Alfed Hitchcock on us and attacking us. A few days later we saw a robin's nest in the branches almost directly above where we had been sitting.