Spring Break Day 2:
I give you New Game Syndrome for the game: Pathfinder
Mikey and Eric- creating their characters
There are happy sounds coming from the kitchen. Eric and Mike are conference skyping with our son Chris and his friend Tyler. They are learning a new game together. Since Chris got married and moved to Arizona, the 4 of them have played together online on the playstation every Monday night for over a year and a half. Tonight they are starting a different kind of game that they can play together online with the computer. At the moment, they are “developing their characters” and playing a trial mission so they can all learn how the game works. There is much laughing and teasing happening right now. Sounds I have come to love. Some of the sweetest sounds I’ve ever heard: a dad deliberately finding ways to play and build relationships with his boys. Eric’s always been exceptional at this.
Earlier today, friends invited the kids and I to have pizza in the park:
Isaac, Job, Mikey
Teenaged boys–how i love teenaged boys
and then we had Ice Cream at Edaleen Dairy:
Other random things:
I bought some new pens and blank book for doodling.
And our adventure in gardening has begun:
We’ve had vegetable gardens before. True confession: I hate gardening. Flower, vegetables, it doesn’t matter. I don’t enjoy it. Gardens have to be fussed over and doted over. Like children and dogs. And I already have children and dogs.
I want things that come back year after year whether I sing to them or not. Like trees and shrubs. (And patios and driveways.) But vegetable gardens don’t work that way.
I did pick up some calla lilies that will love me by coming back year after year without any help from me. Priceless.
I would appreciate any help, suggestions, tips, you have. Please cheer me on. There will be much muttering under my breath in the coming months.
Own the Day!!!