No our area has not experienced one of these recently, even with the crazy “Spring” weather we are “enjoying.” I am referring to tornadoes of the human variety. Specifically, the 6-year old male species-type. Saturday our oldest daughter brought our grandson to the house after swinging through Columbus, OH to pick him up. Two words:
After eating out for lunch (a drive of 30 minutes that had him thinking we were out in Egypt), we came home to watch a movie (his pick was Tranformers 3 and I didn’t argue ). That didn’t last too long before he was an Autobot fighting the Decepticons. Sunday after church we ate lunch, and afterwards they went home while I went to the office. When I got home he wanted to watch CARS and The Avengers. Monday we took him to see The Croods (thoughts following) and then Jo & Tami took him home while I did some work at the office. When I got home I found him playing basketball (he is an Ohio State fan) and practicing his slam dunks. I think the score was 900-something in OSU’s favor. He slowed down a tad to eat and watch some of Captain America. Emphasis on some since he was soon fighting bad guys. Today (Tuesday) Jo and I took him back to Ohio so Tami could head straight home.
CAN. ANYONE. BRING. ME. OXYGEN. AND. SOME. ENERGY. PILLS?
The youthful exuberance. The energy. The seemingly indefatigable “go.” I now know why kids are given to younger parents. Why Jo & I would not think of adopting or becoming foster parents of anyone but babies. Now…lest you think I am complaining…not in the slightest. His visits are too seldom and too far in between. But then again, if they were any closer I don’t think I would have time to recuperate. :) A-A-N-N-N-N-D I wouldn’t trade these moments for anything in the world. They sure do remind me I am getting old though.
Three words about the movie (The Croods): GO. SEE. IT!! It is a good family-friendly animated film from the Dreamworks studio. Nothing crude about it. Braden loved it. He laughed. Sat quietly through some emotional scenes involving the father/daughter (I felt some water leaking from somewhere). There were moments of spiritual application; of following your dreams; of not being confined by fear; of how rules can control our lives; and just some good action. I read one review that said something about Eep’s (the daughter) short dress and “low” top (think of a modern Wilma & Betty); and Guy (the orphan boy) being shirtless, but come on people! It is an animated flick. You will see more revealing garbage in magazines and commercials. More can be said with more space, but suffice it to say I think it would be worth seeing.
There you have a capsule of my last few days. I am going to close now to take a nap. Meanwhile, how do you react when your routine is upset?