A New Day!
Good day of work yesterday. Met the family at the mall. We let the 11 year old girl, her 12 year old best friend and our 8 year old boy go see The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie by themselves. Controlled safe environment and Mom never left the mall. The kids felt empowered and were all giddy as all get out!
We finished up with a dinner of boiling Mr. Crab. I let loose with my own adlibed script and cooked dinner while speaking for Mr. Crab, SpongeBob and Patrick. I think I did pretty good with each of their voices including Mr. Crab’s scream as he entered the pot to SpongeBob’s manic laughter. My voices faltered slightly when my audience of Sarah, Noah and Sarah’s friend (via phone receiver held in air–I was broadcast!) showed up and I started to laugh. The kids seems quiet amused with this one with big grins on their faces as opposed to their typical eye rolling ‘dad you are sooo embarassing’ responses to my humor. What fun! “SpongeBoooob! I’ll ye mah last dollar to get me outta this pot. Aven’t aye been a good boss to ya?” “Heeeheheheee” “Uh, Spongebob, Mr. Crab is turnin a funny shade of red.”
The evening was calm and destressing.
Today is the soccer tournament. 20% chance of rain. Noah, 8, will play 3 forty minute games (20 minute halfs with a 5 minute break between). Between games are a supposed hour and 15 minute break for them to rest up on jumping games like moon walks and other amusements. This guy is going to be so worn out at the end of this day I’d expect he’ll passout at dinner time!