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Simpler times

I think perhaps Eamonn has played entirely too many rounds of his older brother’s Ultra Man: Monster Crisis game…

Gathering apple cores

This afternoon, while playing a perfectly gentle computer game which is based on the movie Ratatouille and revolves around the collection of apple cores, Eamonn turns to me and says, “I can’t get that apple. I think I’ll have to use the spoon as a weapon and kill those chicks.” Gleeful emphasis on the latter part of the sentence.


Um, sweetheart, there’s no killing in Ratatouille. How about we turn off the computer, go back 4 years, and play sweetly in a pile of wood chips? That was a lot easier for me to watch.



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8 thoughts on “Simpler times

  1. […] Aidan came home from school and informed me that there is, indeed, chick-clobbering in the game, although he’s pretty sure you’re not actually killing them. […]

  2. He is adorable in the wood chips!!! Do you know anything about the Mr. Bean movie? Apparently my DD watched it with DH when I wasn’t around and now she is saying weird sayings that I don’t get.

    1. Nope, I never saw the Mr. Bean movie. Guess you’ll just have to watch it now 😉

  3. Hmmm this is freaky but you have chicks in your color challenge too 🙂

    E. is so cute in the wood chips!

  4. If only we could return to those innocent days . . . Just wait until they start playing grown-up video games and loving it. Your heart will break! He’s such a cutie, btw!

    1. Yeah, I’m sure there are many of those heartbreaking moments ahead. Finishing preschool and getting on the bus to kindergarten are looming this year.

  5. My son is 11! I hate to tell you, but this is only the beginning! It’s like he went from Winnie the Pooh to Batman over night. It happens around age 5 or 6. Cute pics, btw!

    1. Yeah, I remember with my older son (who’s now about to turn 8). His 5th birthday brought all of these creepy dinosaur, transformer, monster, robot kind of gifts and I wondered what the heck happened to plush toys and board books?! I guess the little guy is right on track, being a few months away from 5 years old, and all. I’m not ready!

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