D wanted to make silly faces at the camera, but I got him to smile a few times.
The boys love to play Monopoly. We have two different Star Wars editions of the game. They’re playing the Classic Trilogy one right now.
C: “The bank only has $400 left. You know why?”
Me: “Because you robbed the bank?”
Me: “You wouldn’t rob a bank in real life, though.”
C: “No, only in the game.”
D: “You would go to prison.”
C: “But I can do it in Monopoly cause it’s my rules.”
D: “We only pay for property, we don’t pay for anything else. And we rob the bank.”
C: “Since you’re a nice brother, you don’t have to pay.”
D: “Because I’m a nice brother, I’ll give one hundred to you and one hundred to me.”
C: “Here you go, here’s fifty dollars. Buy yourself something nice. Buy a property or something.”
Clearly they are not budding mercenaries, but budding CEOs. They’ve already got Wall Street logic down.
Took my kids to the beach yesterday, and brought along my BFF’s kids. They all had a grand old time in the 85 degree spring weather, though the water was deemed “freakin freezing” (this did not prevent them going in, of course).
Then it was off to Cub Scouts, where C gave a presentation on his collection of Middle Eastern money for his collecting belt loop, and then everyone raced toads and ate ice cream. I’m sure this was educational somehow, but the boys all loved it and the den leader got to get rid of a bunch of the toads that have invaded his pond (most of them escaped into the flower beds during the race).
That Man is home and decided he wanted to spend some of his per diem money on a treat for us. So he bought two iPad Minis for the two of us. I’m currently blogging from mine. It takes photos too. And there’s a Minecraft app, so the kids are happy. They have Minecraft on the computer already and are happily building elaborate homes and killing sheep (apparently shearing them is too much trouble).
C: “Stop looking at that book and start cleaning! You want me to clean all this up by myself, it is not fair!”
D: “You are not the boss of me!”
C: “Yes I am, I am older!”
D while putting together a new Lego set: “I’m definitely going to keep this set together, some of these pieces I’ve never had before. This is like the best set ever. It’s like a collector’s item.”
C while drawing portraits of “the spheres”, their round little stuffed animals: ”Who’s a good panda? You’re a good panda!”
D while discussing Doctor Who: ”I love the Daleks, they’re so cool. They keep on exterminating everybody.”
D while watching a video of his brother singing “The Butts Tune”: ”I love that. I want to see it like a hundred times.”
D: “I have good news, Mommy. We have cleaned out all of the toy bins and put the toys where they belong.”
C: “I have more good news. We have built a Death Star.”
And the boys on my birthday: ”Happy birthday Mommy! Now you are 34 years old. Next year you can be president.”