April 18th, 2004

little review

Poem for Sunday

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My cable was down for over two hours this morning but it is back...yay! And my neighbors across the field out back must be having a party, because this is the view out the window:

My older son is having a crowd of friends over and we are working on ways to get them to Great Falls or someplace else other than the GameCube competition they have in mind for the afternoon, while my younger son has a birthday party at a laser tag place -- he will spend this glorious afternoon in a pitch-black room with no windows shooting at his friends. Sigh. I swore at one time that my kids were never going to those parties. Must get them out into the sunshine while I can...
little review

Warning: Dork!

So I am back from taking my son to his birthday party at Shadowlands, the laser tag place where a U.N.-type group of kids from their school, born on five different continents, ran around with laser guns and tried to exterminate one another. Someone please give me one reason why I should believe that this is a healthy outlet for aggression rather than teaching them all the wrong lessons?

Anyway, while he was shooting his friends and scoring points, I went over to the metaphysical bookstore and bought myself Collapse ) Then I went over to Michaels to get a picture frame for one of my son's Hebrew school projects and they had a whole display of unfinished wooden nautical ornaments and picture frames and lighthouses, and I bought -- no, really, dork! -- Collapse ) And then I came home to discover that the six boys who had been at my house when I left were down to two (my own two!) and things were much quieter, other than the one cat biting the other cat's ear because she wanted the empty Michaels bag I had tossed on the floor while taking out the picture frame, which led to much thundering across the living room. Now the offending bag has been thrown out and things are back to their usual state of chaos.