- You chase God.
- You’re sweet to the point of reputation.
- You pretend to wear Joey’s pajamas.
- You’ve become quite the home-maker (not house-cleaner, home-maker!)
- You’re often cold and cuddle-ready.
- You scratch my head.
- You don’t put up with my laziness.
- You make great desserts!
- You admit having a carseat fetish.
- You have the cutest little feet.
- You’re a wonderfully loving, guiding, fun-hunting mother to our children.
- You look adorable while you play Brain Age.
- You do ‘photoshoots’ with our kids.
- You’re not afraid to get on your knees when you sing that you’re on your knees!
- “These lips? I’ve had them for years. I can’t do anything with them.”
- You’re not afraid of tech.
- You’ll prepare foods you don’t like – just for me.
- You know overcast days cheer me up.
- You’re known for your web researching skills.
- You change a tire faster than me.
- You forgave me for not remembering the first time we met.
- You’re giving our kids the love of books.
- You put up w/ my odd taste in music.
- You’re endlessly forgiving.
- You need me to hold you during the ‘scary movie’ commercials.
- Your smile.
- You said yes.
I recently learned something very important about retention in my son’s life at this point:
I think Martha had gone out to do some shopping or was in the shower… I don’t remember exactly. Joey, Abby, and I were entertaining ourselves in the living room. On my way into the kitchen to do some dishes, I started up Songbird to play some music (FFVIII Piano Collection).
After 15 minutes or so, I turned to find Joey sitting at the computer, ‘chair-dancing’ and pretending to use the mouse.
“Play pew-er, Da-y. Play pew-er!”
“Are you playing computer?”
I dried off my hands and wandered over to play with him for a while. We clicked a few random songs and then ended up on the Songbird homepage. He quickly spotted the screencast and instructed me to click on it. It’s basically a ‘this is songbird, here’s feature a, it can also do feature b’ kinda thing. At one point, the narrator says ‘songbird’ in a distinctive, movie trailer-ish way… it made me chuckle. Joey imitated him and we both laughed. It’s a hoot to hear a two year-old attempt (and mostly pull off) speaking in a deep, dramatic voice.
I forget what we did after that, but I’d thought nothing of it until he said it again in the bathtub last night.
“Songbird” he said, complete w/ furrowed eyebrows and dramatic depth.
We took our 2-year-old and (near)5-month-old trick or treating tonight. They got dressed up as the cutest little duckies you ever saw.
Joey had a great time ‘a-treat’ing and was very polite to the folks handing out candy. After each house, we’d hear, “no’r canny?” (another candy?) Despite being a little warm, he had a great time.
Oh, and here are the jack-0-lanterns Joey and I carved…
I just ran across a thread on NeoGAF.com re: what will come from Square-Enix after Final Fantasy III… it’s the typical fanboy blabbing about lust for more FF/mushroom kingdom/disney crossover games.
What I want to see? A retelling of Vagrant Story.
That was a beautiful game… if only I still had a PSX to play it on. 🙁