Today, at high noon on the hottest day of the summer, was the annual summer picnic/belt ceremony. Mark now sports a purple/black belt.
Brian's next belt will be a junior black belt which will be a different ceremony. We hung out for a little bit and enjoyed our hotdog and potluck lunch as the temperature kept rising, but then we headed back home to our a/c. Wendy has been at a friend's house since yesterday and dad is in Chicago, so today is just the boys and I.
Therefore, because that's all the justification we need, we may have made one stop on the way home.
Because it was so hot and I was feeling like scoring some mom points - I told the boys they could get any size they wanted - even the biggest size - and their eyes got really big while the asked - "REALLY??" But they didn't pause too long to wait for an answer just in case I changed my mind.
At the register, we were treated with a surprise when the cashier at the next register told our cashier that the man at her register wanted to play for our Slurpees.
Mark: "That was a really nice of that guy to do that"