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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Busy Day

A year ago I would never have believed that we would have a day like this! This is the kind of day that makes me feel like I’m doing something right. Each child has activities they enjoy, with other people. It means they have learned how to go out into the world and be with others, happily and safely, and truly, what more could a parent want?

So packed with activities was our day, that Ned and I felt the need to write up a Nat-like calendar and divide up the shlep.

It started with needing to take Ben downtown and register him for the Anime Convention, which Max was taking him to for his birthday present (Beastie’s 10th birthday is Monday, the 24th, and so is my sister Laura’s, although it is not her 10th! Aries figures big in my family.)

So we took the car and drove everyone, including Max’s girlfriend into Boston. I drove back home with Nat, (I didn’t get lost coming back from Boston!) and we played a game and waited until lunchtime, when his buddy Julie would come to take him to lunch and something fun, also with his friend S and S’s buddy Christine. Nat and S have known each other for about 7 years and have played several sports together. S’s mom is a pal of mine and we thought the boys would do well on an outing together.

As soon as Ned came back from bringing Ben to registration and then dropping him off in Max’s care, he had to turn right back around and get Ben, who was done with the Convention. According to Max, many many people there thought Ben was so cute as a Mario ShyGuy, that they asked to take his pic and some even asked to hug him. I think this was not at all Ben’s scene, my little prickly darling!

And so Nat and I waited back home, while Ned went back to the Hynes Convention Center to get Beastie. Julie and company arrived around one, as the calendar indicates, and they all went off happily. Then I went to meet my friend for lunch and a good long gossip, and Ned and B waited until it was time to take B to an archery birthday party in Dedham.

I came back home at 2:30 and Ned took B. I hung around back here alone for awhile, waiting for Nat and Julie to come back from bowling and pizza. I did some reading and a little snoozing. I was awakened by footsteps at the front door; it was Ned! Not sure why he came in that way; we usually take the basement. I was all woozy from napping in as sunny chair and he laughed at me. We snacked a little and then he went up for a nap and I waited for — let’s see: oh, yeah, Nat and Julie!

Along came Nat and Julie, a full hour later than I expected them. They had had so much fun with S and Christine!! The boys had really bonded over their experience and Julie had a great time too!

Nat had a snack and a rest on the couch and I decided to blog this before I forgot everything. Thank goodness Ben is getting a ride home because I don’t think Ned or I could do another thing. And Max — who knows when he’ll be home, and whether H will be with him or not? She eats dinner here quite often, so I’d better get thinking of an idea. Argh, it’s already 5 p.m. and I don’t know what to cook. I hate that. All I really want is to eat my hamantaschen; there’s only 4 left, though and they are not low-carb…

And tonight, Ned and I will watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, which I think is hilarious.


I know what you mean about the Aries thing,lol. My sister Roseanne’s birthday is Monday the 24th too!

— added by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Sounds like a good day! Remember the Curb episode where Larry invited a sex offender to the Seder? Love, love, love that show!


— added by Kim Rossi Stagliano on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm