D likes dub, techno, whatever it is they call all those blippy poppy songs that kids high on E adore. which isn't to say he wanders around the house in giant pants and blows a whistle when he gets excited, but he does like music that's a bit ambient and groovy. the other night while looking at boat videos on youtube he stumbled upon a band that's new to all of us, lemon jelly. specifically, he ran into this song, and was pretty excited to show it to us. the past week has found us all singing it and goofing on it, changing the lyrics, looking up new songs and playing those too.
the past two weeks have been like real summer break. halcyon and warm, everyone in a good mood, playful and energetic. it's a shame summer break ends always ends at this point; you spend a month getting things done, a month getting into a groove, and then right as you're actually having a fun time, it ends. part of me is ready for the kids to go back to school, part of me is going to miss the fist bumps and singing in the kitchen while making dinner.
we're brewing up our winter plans. we'd like to build a canoe, which i know sounds crazy, but all of us are into it. i want to build the hazelnut, the boys are into the prospector, and i think the girlchild thinks there is no way we'll get it done. she does think building it will be fun, but doesn't think we've got the stamina to get it finished! so far we've just looked at a lot of plans and talked about what to name the boat. personally, i want to name it bollo, after the ape from the mighty boosh. we're also unsure if we'll paint it red or blue. or green. these things are important!