Tuesday, February 10

11 Year Interview

Me: What is your favorite color?
RR: uuuuhhhhh.... black? BLACK.

Me: What is your favorite food?
RR: buttocks (giggles)
Me: Is it bacon?
RR: Yeah

Me: What is your favorite book?
RR: Ranger's Apprentice

Me: What is your favorite TV show?
RR; Adventure Time

Me: What is your favorite subject in school?
RR: Math

Me: What is your favorite video game? PICK ONE.

Me: Who are your best friends?
RR; Ken, Trevor and Ethan

Me: What is your favorite thing to do with TT?
RR: rough house

Me: What is your favorite thing to do with ERP?
RR: play
Me: Play what?

Me: What is your favorite thing to do with me and daddy?
RR: Play cards.

Me: What do you want to do when you grow up?
RR: I dunno know.
Me: Think about it.
RR: No! No! No!! Nooooo!!

Me: How do you feel about being a preteen?
RR: Really I don't care.

Me: What is your favorite thing to do, aside from video games?
RR: Play with TT and ERP. No, cards.

Me: Anything you want to add?
RR; Nope.

Monday, February 2

It Was a Good Run

Having a winter birthday and living in the northeast means you need to deal with winter weather when planning our birthday and related activities.

I know this very well. Having a December birthday myself and three children all born in the winter: December, January and February.

Being a parent it means getting party RSVPs that say "we'll be there weather permitting". It means watching the weather report to see if you need to cancel or delay a party or a doctor's appointment - think yearly well child check-ups. It means possible snow days on the day they are celebrating your birthday in school. There are a lot of what-ifs and ways things can get off track. Thankfully none of my children were born in a snowstorm - bitterly cold and icy for two out of three - so that ain't bad.

In TT's short nearly 4 years we've already had to  postpone his parties because of illness (strep for me) and a snowstorm.

RR on the other hand had made a marvelous run of the weather working in his favor.

Until today... today he was suppose to be playing hooky from school, going to his 11 year well child visit at the doctor and getting his pictures done at the mall. We had plans for lunch (along with ERP who also had a doctor's appointment) and going to Barnes and Noble to spend a birthday gift card.

Instead.... it snows and snows a lot. Schools are closed, so no need to play hooky. The doctor called last night and canceled their appointments. I saw the snow for today on the 10 day forecast. Originally calling for 3 to 5 inches. Then the chance of snow went to 0%... then is slowly climbed back up. And here we are.... it's snowing 8 to 12 inches is expected.

Eleven years without the weather getting in the way of his birthday plans... not bad for a kid with a January birthday.

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