It’s too late for me to think of a funny title tonight

Oh my goodness, what a week! RL has been kickin’ my butt! But things have hopefully calmed down [and I got a new router] which is a good thing because tonight was the last scouts meeting until the fall! The scouts are taking a summer break because of vacations, summer camp, and stuff like that. We did a make up badge night since throughout the scouts season, we’ve gained a bunch of new Bumblebees. So tonight we did space night again and we had a story [told by Lolita, and expertly acted out by Takeo and me!], went stargazing, and went back into space!

Bumblebees In Space Again

It was super fun, as usual! I am definitely going to miss our weekly meetings with our little Bumblebees this summer! I think all of us still want to try to get together throughout the summer, for camp outs and fishing and to just hang out. This was my first big “kid community” type of thing and I just had a blast getting to hang out with all of the kids every week. If you’re a kid, I absolutely recommend getting into scouts next season! If you’re interested in what goes on in both our troop and the other troops, you can check out the Sim Scouts Flickr Group to see all the fun!

After the meeting, the family hung out for a little bit since we have not all been together since before Lolita’s and Riley’s birthday party last weekend. It always so fun when we get to chat together and I get to say things like “Abby, I told you that you can’t sell your sister” and “Hey! Calm your butt!” LOL!!

But after we said goodnight to the family, and after the girls went to bed, Aldwyn and I finally got a little bit of time together. It’s been almost a week since we’ve been able to catch up with each other because his schedule has been crazier than mine! Luckily, summer vacation is coming up and we should get to see each other more often. Can you believe we’ve been together for 4 years next month??

A little alone time

And he’s not even sick of me yet! LOL! It’s funny how the “flavor of the month” becomes someone’s favorite flavor. *snickers*

Although if he does ever try to leave me, I’m totes asking for child support. 18 years, 18 years, I got two of your kids, got you for 18 years!!

Okay, seriously, I need sleep.

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Oh heyyyyy.

It’s always kind of weird to me why people go to very obviously family friendly areas and then act like having kids there is some kind of craziness.

Last night we took our Bumblebees to a school place that had horses to ride and kites to fly. A couple of losers were there who just acted like it was some personal offense to them that kids would be in the area. We were on voice, of course, so they started just saying horrible things. I muted pretty quickly, and we told the kids to mute, too, but it was still uncomfortable.

The kids are pretty awesome, though. They took it in stride, some thought it was funny, and the others just have been through something like that before so they just did their ARs and then went to fly kites. The Gilmans came to distract the losers while we got the kids up the hill and then the losers were banned from the sim.

I know some people would probably say, “But it’s not like they’re not adults behind the avatars!” Duh. We’re not stupid. πŸ™‚ But to us, they are kids. Especially when we are actively RPing, like for scouts. We try to make SL a safe place for them to play because it’s fun for us, too. Some people just don’t understand why you’d come to SL and not be overly sexy, or combative, or just a huge troll. Attempting to just have innocent fun is above their heads, and that’s sad.

But one place that is totally safe is our home. πŸ™‚ And speaking of home, I have a couple of parcels open if you’d like to make Bluebonnet your home! One parcel is large, 12512sqm/2863 prims. I can split it if necessary, but would give first preference to someone who wants the whole thing. The second parcel is smaller corner piece, 2944sqm/673 prims. You get to do your own terraforming and landscaping, and the sim is quiet, usually mostly empty [except for an hour on Thursday nights, or the occasional party] and of course it is family friendly. This is residential land, but if you have something you want to do like your own photo studio/gallery or a garden, talk to me about it and we’ll see if we can make it work. πŸ™‚ IM me in world if you’re interested in prices and/or seeing the parcels!

And really? Who wouldn’t want to live near us? We’re adorable!

The Zanzibar Girls

Day 348 – But REALLY…

Awesome day! This post is kinda picture heavy today, but I’m sure you all don’t mind. πŸ™‚

As always, Thursdays are BUMBLEBEE night! We start off every meeting with some exercise!

Bumblebee Stretch!

Tonight was Space Night! Takeo taught us all of the planets [even the dirty sounding one] and Lolita told a space story about aliens! Takeo and I helped during the story by doing some moves. I think we’re just this much closer to Broadway, really. After the story, we gathered up our little Bumblebees and headed off into space!

Bumblebees In Spaaaaace!

I don’t know how other troops do it, but we always have a snack at the end of the meeting. Since I’m the den mommy, I always get to come up with the snack. And tonight’s snack was milkshakes!

Bumblebee Snack Time!

Even though it was Bumblebee night, it was also PACKING NIGHT! I started packing before the meeting tonight. I SWEAR, everything is absolutely necessary. I mean, we’re going to be gone from tomorrow night until next Thursday!

I really need all of this!!

After the meeting, I went to see how Abby was doing with her packing. All of this is also necessary. Including the 25 pairs of underpants she’s bringing. *snickers*

She only packed a little, too!!

Before it was time for her to go to bed, she wanted to take a few things down. I just didn’t realize HOW she planned on getting things down the stairs.

Oh...that's not good.

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Aldwyn says she is totally my child.

But little girls need their rest, so we put her to bed so she can be bright-eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow. I ran down to the car to put a few things down. I think we might be in need of a bigger car soon.

This is totally safe!

By the time Aldwyn brought a couple of suitcases down, I had gotten my innertube strapped to the top of the car. I think he didn’t quite understand the whole packing business. But REALLY…really… All of this is necessary!

Day 348 - But REALLY...

Tomorrow is going to be so so fun!

Day 344 – Bumblebees, Bubblebees!

Tonight was the first meeting of the Bumblebee troop! Our little bees buzzed around the beehive, and then took to the skies and became…Bubblebees!

Day 344 - Bumblebees, Bubblebees!

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. My graphics were cranked way down so I wouldn’t crash too much since we had about 25 people on the parcel. But aren’t they cute??

Have I even mentioned the whole scout thing in here? I feel like I probably only plurked it. Sim Scouts is a fun thing for the kids in SL to do. It’s like Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts/Camp Fire. There are 6 troops with an average of 20 kids in each group and each troop meets for an hour on their meeting day. Lolita and Takeo are the troop leaders for the Bumblebees, and I’m the den mommy! They come up with all the stuff to do, and my job is to pass out band-aids and give hugs and also bring snacks. Tonight we had cupcakes and lemonade!

I think the kids really enjoyed the hour. I know I had a lot of fun listening to them laughing and coming up with answers to the “Getting To Know You” questions.

But… The troops and the leaders need new uniforms! Their shirts just don’t fit very well at all for any of them, and the sashes are hard to edit. Makes me wish I knew how to do mesh. I’d whip them up something new in a heartbeat. But I guess for one day a week, it’s okay. And being a den mommy, I don’t have to wear the uniform shirt anyway, soooo… there’s that. πŸ™‚