For the past few days I have been up north, leaving The Goose and his dad home for a ‘boys weekend’. While they both assure me that they miss me, I think they have been having a lot of fun together while I’ve been gone. They’ve been eating pizza, hot dogs and elephant ears. They’ve played a little too much on the iPad, watched a little too much TV and eaten more than one bedtime snack. And they have been doing some other things, too…
On Thursday night, The Goose was excited that his grandma was at our house to pick him up at the bus stop. He was super excited to see her, in part because she has never picked him up from the bus before, and in part because he was hoping that she would bring her special bag of board games that she always brings when she comes over to watch him.
Later that night he had his Cub Scout pack meeting and he competed in their annual Raingutter Regatta. The Goose and his dad worked hard all week building his boat, painting it and sealing it so the water wouldn’t wash away the paint. He decided to paint his boat red and yellow, and put the emblem of The Flash on his sail, confident that he was going to win. (In the end, he didn’t win, but he did have a lot of fun competing).
On Saturday The Goose and his dad went to the Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth. I was a little bit sad because this is the first festival that I’ve missed since we moved to Plymouth over five years ago. The Goose had a lot of fun cross country skiing, mini golfing, eating elephant ears and looking at all of the really cool ice sculptures.
Later that night The Goose and his dad went to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner. They ate pizza, played games and The Goose set a personal record for the number of tickets won in one night – he won 346 tickets! He’s been saving tickets for a long time, and now he will finally have enough tickets to go to the Skylanders prize that he’s had his eye on since last year.
This is the longest that The Goose and I have ever been apart, and I’m thankful that Facetime has helped us to stay connected even when we aren’t together. I’ve been able to see and talk with him and his dad every day, and I can tell that even though they are having tons of fun, they definitely miss having me there. And I miss them both, too.