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Sunday, September 16, 2012
I’m keeping this short tonight; skipping any extra work; and going to sleep early.
I’m glad that Mom and Dad enjoyed their kid-free night; and don’t want to know the details. Ditto that for why Aunt Leanne and Uncle Adam were so happy today too.
For me, Tai Chi for one in Rowen’s back yard was the only quiet time I had until after dinner. Patrick and Scott were in fine form before, during, and after breakfast; though Rowen and I did manage to eat and get ready for church despite the ongoing interruptions from the boys. We traded that annoyance for some usually-whispered girl chat that was mostly about guys and girls at Friday night football games before, during, and after church and Sunday school. That might have been okay to get out of the way a day early if I didn’t know for sure that weekend romance updates were a required and unavoidable part of the school gossip network every Monday.
We had the Emersons over for lunch after church, and then Rowen and I were free to play for the afternoon while Dad was busy getting ready for his week in the city; Mom, Ethan, and Ehlana were doing their own thing; and Rowen’s parents went home to catch up on some work around the house now that they had a day off where they could do that. We went for a bike ride; did a little exploring along the ridge in the woods at the park; and hung out at the playground for a while – not really much of a difference from our Saturday afternoon.
Mom and Dad decided to have dinner at the Inn instead of cooking, and it wasn’t hard to convince Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Adam, and Aunt Leanne to come with us for the early buffet. That was fun, and so was the Transmutation lesson that Mom did with me after we got home, but once we finished getting Ethan and Ehlana bathed, changed, and tucked into bed; I was ready to come up to bed too. With Dad away, it’s going to be a busy week, and I’ll have some late nights, so that’s it for tonight.
Say ‘goodnight, Cassie’.
I’ll take a wild guess that Mom, Dad, Aunt Leanne, Uncle Adam, and the rest of their usual gang are having more fun tonight than Rowen and me.
Reasons why Number one and two: Patrick and Scott.
While our favorite adults – including Rowen’s parents – are playing at Sheldon’s Pub; we’re doing a sleepover at Rowen’s house that includes watching Patrick and Scott while Patricia and Owen are out. I can tell you that it isn’t easy to put up with those two boys and not use a little Magi power to keep them under control. We might have had an easier time if Ethan and Ehlana were here too, but I’m sure they’re really happy to be spending the night with Grandma and Grandpa instead.
Watching an action movie; playing video games; and making pizzas for a late night snack wasn’t enough to keep the boys from their usual pranks, gags, and goofiness. Rowen and I especially loved getting to pick Bits and Bites out of our hair after a little one-sided food fight. The pranks and gags mostly happened after Patrick and Scott supposedly went up to bed, and Rowen and I sat in the living room and tried to watch another movie that wasn’t all about blowing stuff up now and then in between fight scenes. It wasn’t until they heard the minivan in the driveway that the boys suddenly decided that at least pretending to be asleep was a good idea.
Rowen and I were required by tradition to assure her parents that everything had been fine while they were out, though I’m sure they didn’t believe that for a second. We had a little chat with them before we all came upstairs to bed, and Rowen and I have been chatting and computing since getting changed and into her bed. I haven’t written about the rest of my day, but it was just a standard yard and house work morning; nothing particularly interesting happened while Rowen and I were biking and playing this afternoon; we’ve got church in the morning; and it’s late enough that we should both be sleeping. Time to call it a night!
Say ‘goodnight, Cassie’.
“Goodnight, Cassie – and goodnight to you too, Rowen.”