The first year we went to their home, Isaac spent most of his time wearing his coat, opening and shutting their door to the front porch, and generally wanting to leave. Tonight he waltzed into their house, started playing the Wii, and took off his coat at the front door. Later he took off his socks, made himself at home, and got inside a sleeping bag.
Their kids are fun, friendly, and welcoming. Within a few minutes, Noah was singing, Henry was laughing, and they were all gathered around the computer, watching YouTube videos. I commented that it’s always amazing how kids get together and within minutes they are having a blast.
Todd said it best when he said, “Kids are more alike than different. Everyone has a TV, many people have a Wii. They all like to have fun.” So true.
When it’s time for Isaac to leave, he lets us know. He opened every drawer in their kitchen. He opened and shut their dishwasher, and he wanted to take out the garbage. He gets antsy and wants to get home so he can watch the 6 p.m. news we’ve recorded. He wants to snuggle with me before going to bed. It was bitterly cold when he went outside and rang their doorbell repeatedly. It played “Auld Lang Syne.” He thought it was hilarious when he rang the doorbell, looked inside, and saw an adult looking back at him.
As we left, Noah stood outside talking to Sue (it was 5 degrees), explaining that it is illegal in Texas to sell your eyeball to another person. You never know what information you might need before the year's end . . .
As one of the kids said tonight, "Let's toast to awesomeness!" Happy 2014!