Sunday, February 22, 2009

Downtown Streetcar Rides: A SLUT For Viri!


We took a ride on the Seattle Streetcar today. We still refer to it as the SLUT. Unfortunately, the Seattle Streetcar is no longer the South Lake Union Trolley. But, despite the lack of a fun acronym, we did have a good time running around today in downtown Seattle. Viri was very excited to take the trip, and I think it lived up to his expectations. He fell asleep the second he hit his carseat, and when he woke up, he blearily asked if the train had taken him home. In Viri's world, the trains are benevolent and don't need rails. It's a fun world.

Sunday is our official, recognized by the governing bodies, tax deductable family fun day. We make it a point every Sunday afternoon to get out and do something that we want to do. Sometimes, like today, we let Viri decide. When Arkaedi gets older, she'll pick some too. If she chose now, we'd just all stay home and nurse and toddle around the kitchen, and it wouldn't be fun for anyone. Herc and Sarah accompanied us today, so it was a family and friends fun day. Sarah actually voted for the stay home and toddle and nurse option, but we went with the Viri plan, thankfully. (If there are any Grinchs around that need help, the sheer wonderfulness of watching Arkaedi Sue toddle around the kitchen will make anyone's heart grow three sizes.)

It ended up being a nice enough day, and we got in a little walk and a quick run through downtown. I definitely don't miss living there, but it's fun to visit. I like the size of Seattle's center. It isn't huge, but there is a lot to see and do if you want. The market was fun, especially, even though the vegan cinnamon rolls usually for sale in one of the little bakeries were all sold out by ten. You'd think they'd see my little cadre of hungry vegans and make more...

All in all, a great day, one of the days that makes me happy to be who I am and where I am. The decisions I know were right, that I never think twice about or begin to regret, are exactly three. The decision to marry Jaime, and to try and have Viri, and later Arkaedi Sue. Days like this remind me why I never think twice about those.

3 comments:

gooodstorysarah said...

nono!! you misunderstood me! i didn't want to stay at home today. i wanted to nurse and toddle with the homeless guy that gave me the hickey on my neck!

we had fun today too! i even tried my squirrel cookie cutter i bought at the awesome baking and cooking store today!

yay for family and friend fun day!

sitproperly108 said...

It's days like these that make me so incredibly happy that I moved to Seattle and that you guys are here.

That and huge wooden apes.

But mostly you guys.

WildBeggar said...

yeah that is what j and i were saying too...i love days like sunday. and then working all day monday, i was bored.

but! i just worked out some nanny type jobs, which means my spring may possibly be me and kids (plus one other kid) running around seattle! super wool hop!