Thursday, August 11, 2011

Breaking out

I barely slept last night because I kept waking up afraid one of the kids would leave the house unexpectedly and set off the newly activated burglar alarm.

I know, its not supposed to be like that.  You're supposed to worry about people coming IN but I think its more likely we will lose money by excess police call-outs from kids leaving to scooter at dawn than from robbers.  Apparently the police charge $75-$100 per 'excess call'.

So, I finally dashed out of bed when I heard footsteps at 7.45am and turned the thing off.   Did I mention I barely slept?

Josh says we should just use it when we go out and he may be right.  I do love the door alerts though.

Meanwhile, our neighbor is alarmed by our increasingly wild poppies.  They are seeding everywhere (including in the cracks on the drive) and she has suggested that we harvest the seed stalks carefully to prevent them spreading.

That will be on my wishlist for today, along with dinner at M and a tour of the new school site, swimming at the public pool etc.   I should also walk Beezle before his big moment of isolation at home.

This morning, after the alarm was off.  Wren told me he was feeling the worst ever.  He had growing pains AND a headache that was very bad and I should "be worried".  I was.  I coddled him for a while.  He wrung out of me that he was too sick for school and promptly recovered.

He is such a con-artist.

It didn't help that I was feeling a bit guilty about him going to school today and tomorrow because I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow that he can't come to.   So, he is watching Frost play Halo.  Frost tells me its on the "non violent mode and I am just building a base" but I think he just tells me that and is really shooting everything.

Wren seems to know the names of all the mechs / aliens / ships / tanks.  See, I can't even categorize them in my ignorance.

Ask Wren what is the best tank in Halo Reach and he will talk for half an hour about Scorpions and modified mechs. 

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