On this rainy day (I’ll make believe it’s snowing) We wish all a Merry Christmas.
I wouldn’t call it a Christmas gift, but my daughter moved out this month and my son has already picked his first career choice – video game designer. I thought his first choice might have been something like the elusive, crafty, and always working cable man but no he wants some sit down job that pays too much. As for my daughter, she knows better and is going to college to earn a degree for the big bucks, while learning economics in the real world by getting roommates to help with the bills and food. She also noticed how her bank account shrank in the first few weeks after putting all those down payments out, which is the hardest lesson the real world economics class teaches.
After our daughter moved out, her mother let her know the room she spent so much time in would now become an art studio/workout room (think this might have sent the wrong message?). Although, her moving out did free up about half of the home from furniture, boxes, and other doodads lying around the house. We (my wife) also move our son’s room to the empty one and in doing so purged what had crammed up his last room and he now has more space to play.
Now that Christmas is upon us we long to visit friends, wonder if our daughter will visit us for longer than it takes her to open presents, and snow. Best we can do for now is keep in touch with the people we love in an attempt to keep the bonds alive. The changes that happen over the years don’t seem so evident, but time does take it’s toll in the long run if left flopping in the wind.
A change I noticed most recently was in my kid. The picture above is 2 yrs. old and the one below is from this Christmas. What 2 yrs can do!
If you didn’t notice, he is giving me the thumb’s up for telling Santa what he wanted this year and Santa making sure the kid in has lap understood brand names. Yes, my son asked for a remote control car, BTW – both his Grandparents got him one without knowing his wish, and Santa remarked back “a Hot Wheels one?” I guess the Wal-Mart Santa would be pushing name brands to help clear their inventory.
Ok, Signing off for this year. Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year!