Today, the kids learned how to pump on the swings.
Actually, they learned how to kick off from the ground as hard as they could, until they were swinging high in to the top leaves of the giant bird of paradise.
For as long as the kids have been swinging in swings...
They've required my help to go anywhere.
For a moment today, when I went outside to tell the kids I was there to help them go "SUPER FAST!" and they told me, "No Mom, we can do it by all by ourselves!" I began to feel a little unneeded.
But then I had a great idea.
Seeing as you only learn how to pump on a swing once in your lifetime, much to my children's delight, I decided to celebrate this momentous occasion by baking up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. And well, my children need me for this particular task.
Because at least for now, they still don't know how to work the oven.