Boy Quotes

Sweet Boy#2 teaches me how to play Halo. I then enact “The Great Ceiling Slaughter of 2018” wherein I shoot out all of the ceilings in the Halo world as I run about the inside of various bunkers with my head permanently crinked upwards because I cannot get the silly controls to work properly. Apparently, one toggle controls your legs and where you are running, while a second toggle controls your head and where you are looking. I spent a great deal of time running off cliffs, into rivers, into giant boulders and the sides of moving vehicles, and (quite tragically) shooting my allies instead of the aliens because I could not see properly due to this head tilting malfunction that ailed me.

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Adventures With Sons

This change is baffling, but I would take a pesky son with glittering eyes hiding behind a tree over a sullen one who never met my gaze any day. It doesn’t seem like it when I’m late for church (and yes, we are working on teaching them that there is a time and a place … agreement on when and where is a different story) but this barrage of snowballs and Nerf darts is the face of love.

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A Two Day Date!!!

We stayed in the Olympic Club, a hotel which is virtually unchanged from its opulent remodel in 1913 when it was perhaps a bit rowdier than it is now. The stories from its historic (ie seedy, but very exciting) past are told in writing along the walls of the rooms, bathrooms, and hallways.

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Boy Quotes

Sweet Boy#2–Comes home from school today and informs me that storing food in his tennis shoes was definitely a bad idea. Why? Because now his shoes smell like tuna fish and lunch meat. They did not properly train me for this moment in mothering school and so I simply nod.

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