I haven't seen my parents in years and I asked what they'd like to do for dinner when they came by. The answer was that just sandwiches would be great, so I went to the local deli and bought a bunch of stuff Wednesday night for their Friday visit.
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How embarrassing. But it was nice to catch up with them.
Another thing that's been going on is that we've been scooting off to a local community center each week for art classes. Soon PE will be happening as well.
The middle two boys are back in school again. Emperor is a freshman and this is his first year going to school all day long. So far I think it's been going on. At least I haven't received any phone calls, except for one from the school counsellor, asking me how I thought things were going. I thought that was a very nice touch. The school has over 1700 students, so to receive a call just for him when nothing is wrong or pressing is a sweet gesture.
The other thing that's been going on is that each week we take one of our neighbours out. Mrs. P is 87 years old and doesn't drive any more. She still has all her wits about her, though, and sees Elf at her house each week for a visit and a chat in German. She grew up in Nazi Germany and is now a very proud American. The littlest children call her "Oma" and she often has chocolate for them.
We're getting back into the schoolwork routine and often Woodjie will want a board game at night after dinner. He still plays Candyland and Chutes and Ladders, but he'll also happily play Clue or Parcheesi. Rose likes to sit and watch the game.