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King of Kong and other musings

  • Monday, March 3, 2008
  • Jeff and Kari
  • Man... didn't realize we didn't get a single post in during the entire month of February! A lot has happened. Not much of it blogworthy but here it is nonetheless...

    First of all--must see DVD rental of the year is The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Even if you have absolutely no interest whatsoever in '80s arcade games, this documentary will suck you in and you'll find yourself rooting for some middle-aged Donkey Kong champion. Trust me on this one, you won't regret seeing it. I only see like 3 movies a year and watched this one twice!

    Valentine's was fun this year. Everybody was actually home and available! It's fun to watch the kids make all their valentines. This whole thing with kids not being able to address the specific valentines to other kids is a little over the top. I understand the whole "make everyone feel included", but come on. Everyone knows they try and slip the "flashiest" valentine of the bunch to their little crushes. You can't take that away from kids. If a kid isn't gonna get Valentines, don't you think it would be better to start now and ease them into reality slowly (I'm kidding--I don't really believe that...I'm just saying... hypothetically).

    That being said we had the annual China Spring Elementary barn dance. Even as I type this I can imagine all of our non-Texan friends rolling their eyes back in their heads and thinking "let me get this straight--Valentine nazis, and yet the Baptist capital of the world is letting their ankle-biters dosie-doe?!" I know, crazy, huh. It was pretty funny to see the kids get into it. I think little Rachel was doing the chicken dance better than her mom! Jake was already waltzing with his sweetheart down the street. I guess it's like the song--"Momma, don't let your sons grow up and be cowboys"--amen.

    Soccer is in full swing. Jake is really getting into the action. Jonathan, on the other hand, was in rare form. He had a melt-down at team pictures. When I tried to make him apologize to his coach after the game, he started crying. Nothing puts two grown adults in an awkward spot faster than dealing with some kid crying for who knows what reason.

    Well, pics should follow. Never a dull moment.
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