Saturday, May 01, 2010

GeekDad in Practice

So, I'm solo with the kids all through the weekend. As usual, I try to make the weekend as packed as I possibly can.

Yesterday was a normal school day, with playground after school, a healthy dinner of chicken, broccoli, and macaroni (cut me SOME slack, after all) and in bed by 9:30 on a Friday.

(We'll ignore not being asleep until 11:00, as I was working on auditing an APO chapter's books last night while the kids were in bed with me. Hooray for multitasking!)

Today, I tried to pack in as much as I could, after a healthy, relaxed breakfast at home. Thankfully, the kids like strawberry waffles.

  • Ballet for Sammie, from 10 to 11.
  • Home to change.
  • Head to Emory, to deliver the paperwork used for the audit and discuss that Emory's APO chapter was doing a pretty darn good job.
  • Stop for snacks.
  • Stop at a dojo near the house to learn about possible classes for Alex.
  • Lunch - pizza.
  • Local comic book shops Raven's Nest and Dr. No's, for Free Comic Book Day. Each of the kids now has their first comic books ever - Iron Man for Alex, and Toy Story for Sammie.

Once home, a couple hours of cleaning, included folding several loads of laundry, before making chicken alfredo and movie night. In this case, we went with a disc of Return of the Jedi, instead of Revenge of the Sith which was on TV

Alex has seen all of the original trilogy, but none of the prequels. Thankfully, he likes all of the originals. Tomorrow, that will change, as we will watch Revenge of the Sith.

Sometimes, I do need to punidh him, but not so much as to make him sit through the Phantom Menace, and really I don't think I need to make him sit through Attack of the Clones either when I can barely sit through it.

Thankfully, this was still a fun and productive day.