I’ve heard of wives who let their husbands have a day to themselves, but Jenni flipped the idea for Father’s Day. She organized a family bike ride and a gaming party with my kids.
One of my favorite lines from Avengers Endgame. It adds a specificity to how much Tony Stark and his daughter, Morgan, love each other. And so, I’ll list a few reasons (of three thousand) why I love my kids.
I recently participated in a virtual panel about biking with my coworkers for the Bike More Challenge. I suggested the idea to host a panel to encourage people to bike for fitness and for transportation.
Gaming with grit is how I would describe Faster than Light after playing over forty hours to reach the end. An end.
There are other games that has taken me that long, or longer, to reach the conclusion, but this game took over forty hours through repeated playthroughs. Every time I lost, I started over from the beginning. And each attempt was randomized so I couldn’t recreate the same strategy.
I can’t remember the last time I saw my brother in person. It was probably back in February since his schedule is often full. Sure, we’ve Zoomed, Facetimed, Google Hangout, and Housepartied during the shelter in place, but it’s not the same as being with a person in person.
I love Jenni’s imaginative solutions to life’s curveballs. For as long as I’ve known her, she doesn’t let things hold her down from living. It’s one of her traits that I admire the most.
We daydreamed about what to do for Memorial Day weekend to keep the kids active and motivated. With recommendations to stay at home still active in our county, we took the approach to “camp” at home. And it had several advantages over real camping, namely, being able to sleep well in our own beds.
We riffed off our friends, the Ences, on their LEGO challenge idea of dream vacation. I couldn’t think of somewhere I wanted to go, so Jenni asked which Marvel location I’d want to visit. Without much hesitation, I answered, “Wakanda.”
I can only imagine the hardships that many people face with the COVID-19 pandemic. The fear, uncertainty, loss, pain, and death. Normal life flipped almost in a day when shelter-in-place orders rippled through the United States to slow the spread of the disease. It’s eerily parallel to the movie Contagion or Outbreak. Even a zombie apocalypse.
Our celebrations were small and simple this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve isolated at home to protect ourselves and others, so that meant we weren’t able to leave our kids with the grandparents. As disappointing as it was, we’ve had anniversaries in the past where we had to change plans last minute, and those experiences have taught us not to hold on too tight to expectations or else they become entitlements.