The boys before school, playing minecraft.
Well, actually not exactly. I lied to him.
It started with the topic of parent-teacher conferences. I told him that I was about to have a conference with his teacher and I needed to be prepared to answer her questions to me about him. Would he help me prepare? Yes, he fell for that one. Here follows my short birthday interview with Mason -- a mere 10 days after his birthday.
Picking his birthday pencil from teacher, he picked a St. Patrick's Day pencil.
Yes, I'm saving my money from grandpa.
What are you saving for?
Hmmmmm. a LEGO.
I don't know, yet.
Do you know what donate means?
Give something away.
If you were to donate your money, who would you give it to?
He must be very special to you. Is he your best friend?
Yes, Ben, Crew, Ty and ... long pause ... that's it.
In what ways are you generous?
Being kind to other people.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
What does famous mean?
It means they did something important or funny or bad and then everyone talked about it so that when they go anywhere, everyone recognizes them. An example would be Barak Obama.
I don't know. Maybe Max's mom (she's a a reporter, this answer is funny to me).
A unintentional break from the interview:
Looking at a book titled, "Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" (Mason really likes the illustrations in this book and is looking at the page with a hand, painted green and made to look like the face of a monster with ants crawling out of the mouth).
Mom, that would be so funny to color your hand like that. The ants look like they would... like they were marching on your hand. And then there could be dirt and stuff (he starts to air-draw around the hand as if he is seeing more of the picture than is there.)
What's your favorite chore?
Cleaning the bathroom.
Because I like cleaning with wipes and stuff. The upstairs bathroom, you know. But in the bathtub, you can't step in it and wipe. You have to put the wipe in, stand on it (then he puts his hands out as if he is holding himself up on the edges of the tub and motions to swing inside the tub). The edges you have to sweep yourself. Guess why? Every time you step on it if you clean something and then you step on it it's only going to get dirtier.
OK, interview done. Go play. I love you.
Oh hey mama, this is the playing cards song: First you draw, then you play, then you throw a card away.
Who taught you that?Daddy.
And now, the day in pictures.
Mason picked to have golf and dinner at our club.
Golf interrupted by worm hunting.
He's getting really good at this game.
Their other love at the club, running the hill.
1 candles, 2 cherries
May your wishes comes true.
Silliest brother, ever!
Even the King has Chores
Presents Opening Time
Angry Birds PJs were well received, and total surprise.