Since I’ve been failing at posting five days per week, Mike’s decided to pick-up some of my slack with his new series, “Time Out Tuesday” where he’ll write whatever pops into his head each Tuesday. Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the content of his posts or the randomness of his brain.
1. I find the adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” particularly apt from time to time.
Case in point: my son’s love of computer games. I have always derived great joy from playing
computer games but had basically given them up once the kids were born. There just wasn’t
time or patience enough to sink consecutive hours into playing them. That all changed once
I got my iPhone and Bo got his iPad. The games that Bo is interested in are generally free,
uncomplicated, and easily accessible for users of any age. They allow both of us to play for
the (short) amount of time we choose or are able. I’ve started playing the games in which Bo
shows interest so that, as Jamie says, we can “compare notes”. He’s like my own personal little
video game dealer. “Here Dad, download this.” The hits are free right now; he’s just getting me
hooked for more expensive ones later! A few of our favorites right now include Fantasy Town,
Smurfs, and Snoopy’s Street Fair.
2. We went Strawberry picking this past weekend. I was really looking forward to watching the
kids pick big juicy strawberries and seeing the joy on their faces. Apparently I was looking at the
world through strawberry-colored glasses. It wasn’t to be – the fields had been well picked over
and all that remained was strawberries roughly the size of marbles. I should have realized we
were in for a rough time when I saw hordes of Mennonites harvesting in the fields. You know,
Seriously, Mennonites? You wear clothes that would look more appropriate in a Civil War era
photograph. I’m sure these clothes were the height of fashion back in the day. Is it possible
that Mennonites were once <gasp> fashionable?? If so, then it reminds me a bit of those once-
popular kids you see at high school reunions. They still have the same hair style, wear the
same clothes, and try to act the same way they did in high school. I feel sad for those people.
Mennonites, take heed. Don’t be those kids; give up the Flock of Seagulls haircut.
3. Anna: Aspiring Rocky extra?