Josh laughed till he was unable to breath when I explained how I carefully duct taped the hole closed and then taped an old workbook over it to act as insulation. I am still not sure why this was so funny to him, but my work must have really tickled his handy soul.
That night I had a dream that I woke up and every window in the house was broken and I was trying to convince Josh that I didn't do it.
THEN - the next day I did something else I NEVER do. I took the kids to the pool. I hate public pools. I don't like swimming and I am too self conscience. But it was 100 degrees (for real) and what else was I going to do with the kids that needed to burn off energy? We had a total blast. I laughed so hard my face hurt. And while we were swimming some a-hole busted out my drivers side window of my new mini van and stole my empty wallet. I had all the cash in my wallet in my pocket. They got my frequent shopper cards, 38 cents in starbucks gift cards, and maybe a dollar in change. I didn't really care but it really scared Lily. She kept asking for Josh. The guys at the pool gave her a slushy and she calmed down, but I have never not been what she needed. She NEEDED Josh. She needed his comfort. Sister, I know it too. I wanted him too. When ever I feel unsafe, or sick, or fearful I NEED Josh. The slushy distracted her till we got home, but she wasn't right till she saw Josh. Then she was OK. That kid and I are more alike then even I know sometimes. I did not take a picture of the van because I was too stunned.