Friday 10 August 2007

In Abbyence

Summer’s definitely rolling to a close. Abby has left us and said she would be willing to come back, despite Alice’s little problems (having containment failures most of the days Abby was here, and through screaming fits over very odd things, such as my opening the currents near the kitchen table). Next week we start farming the kids out to Grandma, and the week after that Alice goes back to school, and the week after that the boyen go back to school as well.

We has Josh and Jake over today. Mom was worried that this might not be fair to Abby, but I figured (correctly) that they’d all just disappear in to the basement. Mom, however, wasn’t content to let them play computer games in the basement all afternoon, so she took them out to play computer games. Mom had been press ganged in to be a role model example for a local girls in engineering event where the girls built space themed games using the Squeak programming language. Mom took all four boys over to enjoy the fruits of their labors, which I am told they enjoyed.

UPDATE: I just noticed the remarkable thing about this picture — Charles is wearing shorts. He’s been wearing mostly long pants all summer, even in the heat, but that day he decided to let it all hang out because of the heat. The fact that it was noticeably cooler than it had been all week was an irrelevant detail.

Posted by Dad about The Kids at 17:34 | Ping URL

Thanks for having the boys over. They really seemed to like the little field trip as well.

Posted by: Deborah on 11 August 2007 at 08:22
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