Do you ever look at today from some time far away from now? It’s a trick I have for counting my blessings. I discovered it when I realized how nostalgic I feel for years past. Our roof leaked, our table creaked, the patio door wouldn’t open, and the video cabinet wouldn’t close. But I still smile when I look back, because the boys were learning and growing so much. They
Six years ago, my now 11-year-old, John, was 5, the age Jake is now. Every day, John was in costume. I took Zorro to the grocery stores many times. One mother met my eyes and said I was lucky. If her son came dressed as his favorite character, he’d be wearing a giant yellow sponge. John’s favorite Zorro cape was his Aunt Caroline blanket. I tied that thing every day.
So, the Wii totally inspired us. There couldn’t be that much difference between a small, rectangular remote and a 10-pound ball, right? Surely we’d learned to throw straighter, aim better, grab a spare like kids find trouble when you’re busy (every time). The Wii is good for something right? Yes. It’s good for completely disorienting you into thinking you’re some sort of athlete when you’re actually no better than someone