As I was pushing the Very Heavy Stroller up the Very Steep Hill at Mount Vernon, I was huffing and puffing just like when I’m doing the Insanity workout with Shawn T. in the morning. Shawn T likes to tell you to “Jog it out” and “Rest it out” and “Jack it out.” So skipping along beside me, Fluffy says:
“Come on, Mom. You’ve got to Shawn T. it out!”
As we near the top of the hill, the boys start chattering in excitement, and Fluffy comments:
“I hope these boys are enjoying themselves while we do all the work!”
We visited the lovely Mount Vernon again to get some use out of our annual passes while they’ve got up the themed trees, gingerbread houses, Presidentially pardoned (at the White House on Thanksgiving Day) turkeys, and lonely, bored camel.
Meet Cobbler and Gobbler, the two luckiest turkeys in the world. This year instead of slaughtering and cooking them, President Obama pardoned them on Thanksgiving Day and sent them off to Mount Vernon to live out their days in peace and prosperity.
If you look above Salty’s strained expression you will see the aforementioned lonely, bored camel. This was taken just after the camel came over and gave everyone a kiss and did a little dressage dance. Actually, he just sat relatively motionless as you see him the whole time.
Fluffy really, really, really wanted to sample the gingerbread replicas of Mount Vernon buildings. I said no several times. As we were walking away, she ran back to the table calling over her shoulder, “I’ll be over in one second, I just want to check one more thing!” Yeah. I think we can all guess just what you mean by “check”.
These boys definitely needed a nap after all the exertion of being chauffered around the grounds in the stroller and carried lovingly through the mansion tour. They must be exhausted.