There was an early Christmas dinner at Orion’s grandparents yesterday. He made off with a good haul, including this Lego set. The insectoid space ship’s legs move appropriately when you roll it along the ground.
Build-it-Yourself 2013 continues today (yes, today!) with a new ornament that takes influence from one of last year’s designs. The Mini Diamond is colourful and fun to build, and it’s also light enough to hang from weaker branches.
You can download the building guides at http://chrismcveigh.com/guides, or buy yourself a kit at http://powerpig.storenvy.com
Halo Christmas Carols, pt. 1
On the fifth day of Halo, my drop pod gave to me… 5 golden elites, 4 jackal snipers, 3 skirmishers, 2 little grunts, And a brute with a gravity hammer.
The best part of today was not that he loved his presents, nor the happy dance that he did when saw some of them, nor even that he let me take a nap this afternoon while he played a computer game. The best part was that somewhere in the middle of playing with him, he and I had spontaneous conversations about what he wants to be when he grows up, and why his mom and I are not together. That last one was hard to handle at a second grade level while neither dodging the issue nor being disrespectful towards her, but I think I handled it well.
The worst part of today was later having to drive to a bar with him to get some of his presents from his mom out of the trunk of her car. It’s not as bad bad as that sounds, nor as bad as it could be, But neither is it a thing that made me happy. In fact, during the 15 minute drive there, it had me ruminating on the word “furious”, and how fury differs from mere extreme anger or rage. (If you’d like to know the difference, just mess with my kid and I’ll make it perfectly clear to you,)
Happy holidays! (Taken with Instagram at Dinosaur Exhibit @ The Museum Of Science)
I’m more than a little dismayed that The Museum of Science in Boston would succumb to pressure from Creationists who believe that Christ lived among the dinosaurs.