Monday, June 18, 2007

A Happy Father's Day

I hope every father had a good Father's Day yesterday (and to everyone else not into the Father's Day thing, I hope you had a good Sunday).

Yesterday was better than I could have imagined.

My family picked me up in the early afternoon -- I hadn't seen the kids since Saturday morning, because I was working on a friend of mine's short film during most of the weekend.

We went over to my father-in-law's place and had a cookout, followed by a lovely dessert - a tasty turtle ice cream pie from Oberweiss.

There was an Atari 2600 "flashback" game hooked up down in their basement -- basically a replica of the old-school Atari 2600, but with games preloaded on the system rather than cartridges you plug in. So, I got to show my twins some choice games from my youth. I played Dodge 'Em, Combat and Outlaw with them, then let the kids play each other.

It's embarrassing, but it was along the lines of a dad-showing-his-kid-how-to-fish moment. Really neat.

Then, back home for some unexpected presents. The kids all made me cards -- my daughter drew a snowman on her card! Tres cool!

I got a smoking Casio digital watch (I'm sick of looking at my cell phone for the time), and some kicking iPod speakers.

My eldest son had a little freakout when he spilled some water on his bed as he was getting ready to go to sleep. He was tired and/or unexpectedly emotionally attached to his sport sheets. After we got his bed changed to some cartoon monkey sheets, I was able to calm him down after describing sheets I had as a child, and convinced him how cool monkey sheets really are.

After we put the kids to bed, collapsed on the couch and watched a DVR'ed Mythbusters show, we called it a night.

I dunno, just a nice day. They happen from time to time.


Bubs said...

Sounds wonderful! Make sure you save all those home made cards!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Tell your kid that Monkey sheets are uber-cool! (My hockey team is called the Ice Monkeys.)

GETkristiLOVE said...

Oh, and happy belated dad's day.

Splotchy said...

bubs, I'm all over that. I have always been saving the cards, even store-bought ones.

kristi, nice hockey team name!