March 15th, 2007

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Happy Birthday, Scott!!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life. Unfortunately, he's on his way to Thailand today. As a birthday gift to himself, he upgraded himself to business class for the trip. He will drink heavily the whole way. :)

I love you, Scott, and wish you could be here with us. We'll miss you terribly and can't wait until April 2nd when you get back. I'm lucky to have someone so smart, loving and funny in my life. Oh yeah, and you produce some pretty damn fine children! ;)
TKD avatar

Now where did I put my motivation?

Somehow, in the next 30 minutes, I have to find the motivation to get the boys and I into our gi and head out for Tae Kwon Do.

I always feel SO GOOD while at the dojo and after a great workout. It's just really damn hard to get my ass out of this chair and ready to go. :)

19 more days til my hubby comes home!!!!
No Way

This is how it begins...

I finally took the last step into geekdom for my boys. They are five - turning six next month. They already play tons of RPG games on computers, and even grind for Daddy in WoW. They have turned into some blend of geek and skater. They own skateboards and listen to old-school punk, yet know more about computers at 5 than I knew at 25.

Tuesday night, I went by the gaming store and got them T-Rex, Dungeoneer and Munchkin Fu. Dungeoneer might take a while to learn for them, but they caught right on to Munchkin Fu. Ok, so they can't really read yet *laugh* but they have learned how to tell if it is a class, style or monster card and they get the concept of drawing, adding up their level and bonuses, rolling the die when needed and how the different things work together. I think the computer RPG games helped in this, or maybe the fact they watch too much Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon.

Has anyone else been gaming with their kids this young? Any pointers on how to ease them into it? Any other games that might work for young kids?