May 29, 2020

Flashback Friday


I really miss baseball games in May.  The weather has warmed up, and the season is in full swing.  Not this year, obviously.

But here are some pictures from Mays past…

Thumper’s first baseball game was on Memorial Day in 2013.

There have been Star Wars games on May the 4th.  This one was from 2018.

And there have been games that we go to just because, like last year.

Well, the Griffey rookie bobblehead might have had something to do with last year’s game.

I’m still hoping for some kind of season this year…

May 28, 2020

Book Club Time


I am trying to make sure that the boys keep up on their individual reading time.  Rerun has been reading the Harry Potter series since last summer (with the help of Audible), and I finally twisted Tad’s arm into reading the books once the official website started their “Harry Potter At Home” series with celebrities reading chapters of the first book.

So, Tad is reading the first book, and Rerun has just started the last book.

Thanks to the LEGO video game and the movies, they do know how it all ends.  Tad is the most vociferous about the differences between book and movie – and I have to keep reminding him that the book is always right.

May 27, 2020

Floor Pac-Man


The kids know the rules.  Even with “online school,” the house rule of “no console-style video games” still applies.  The rule USED to be “no Xbox at all except on weekends” but that got amended to let the kids use the Kinect on rainy days when they can’t play outside.

So Rerun built his own Pac-Man game… on the floor, with packing cardboard and Duplos.

Hey, whatever keeps him busy, right???

May 26, 2020

Kids Say Very Funny Things On Zoom


I warned the kids.  We had to cram all of Monday’s meetings into Tuesday, but we still have all the Tuesday meetings.  It made for a very very VERY full day.

But there were two hilarious moments during the morning Zoom meetings that definitely lightened my mood.

The first one was from Rerun’s 4th grade class Zoom meeting…

Teacher: “Had any of you heard about the Civil War before this reading assignment?”

Rerun and one other kid raise hands.

Random kid: “The only civil war I’d heard about before this was the one between Captain America and Iron Man.”

And then there was Thumper’s class Zoom meeting, where he provided the funny moment as he said good bye to his classmates and teachers – and if he doesn’t know their face and remember their name, then Thumper reads the name off the Zoom screen…

“Bye Ms. R, bye Ms. K, bye Ms. J, bye Galaxy Tab A B…”

Galaxy Tab A B was actually one of his classmates, but all the adults broke up in laughter.

We managed to get to all the meetings today.  *whew*  Now we have no more days off until the end of the year, thankfully.