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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ah, Finally... Christmas


When you are the parent of two boys Christmas can get pretty hairy - there's not a toy on the market that these kids didn't want although we did somehow managed to trim the fat as they say and get them to buckle down and make a list of the "important stuff" as my oldest son said.

Of course just about everything we got them was trump'ed by the Playsation 2 my sister-in-law got them. It's been sore thumbs and blood-red eyes since then!

It is quite humbling to have your 7-year-old son kick your ass at Madden 08 but downright exciting that despite our age differences we still can muster up competitive game play. The next day they took some of their gift money and we headed off to the game store to get some used games. We picked up NHL 07 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (plus some ATV game for my youngest) which should tide them over for some time. Now the focus is on a memory card... or so I'm told.

There's still lots to digest - both literally and figuartively - about this holiday season (and the joys of Guitar Hero III!) but I'm glad it is finally coming to close and the family can now focus our attention on 2008.
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1 comment:

AMR said...

I wish I could comment on PS2 but I can't -- I have but a 4 year old and 1 year old. Those days will come.

I hope you don't mind me using this thread to say I enjoyed listening to your interview on The Story/NPR. It appears to be old (June 15) but it just popped up on I really enjoyed listening to it and hearing about your interactions w/ other parents (moms) your take on the change in dynamics in your home.

Your "reliving" the day take was so on point -- I finally had to tell my wife, "You really aren't missing things -- really! I did the laundry, the kids played, Maria pooped, etc.."

Thanks for providing a real, honest voice. It really resonated with me.
Winston-Salem, NC