So these guys…
are fighting all the time!!! And then they are all good friends…. And then they fight out of nowhere!!! And then they are all good friends… And oh no, Owen bumped me! And oh no, Trevor said I can’t go into his room, and oh no, Markus is crushing me!!! And then they are friends and then they fight….
Markus’ new middle name is Ange-Hibou. He is so pleased when I tell him that he is my angel. Also, still super crazy about owls. I show him owl pictures I see in my twitter feed and he is super happy. If I accidentally show him a picture of a different bird, say an eagle, he gently reminds me that he is only interested in owls. Here are some already reported but noteworthy quotes:
C: what do you want for Christmas?
M: a toy owl which, when you press a button, it barfs up a mouse pellet.
T: that’s brilliant! I think I can make one for you!
M: I want to go to your hairdresser! Not daddy’s barber!
B: what, why?
M: they always shave my hair! I want them to dress it!
I think he actually wants to have angelic haircut. I am slightly scared but curious to see how this turns out.
Meanwhile Owie turned eight years old. He is still big tardigrade fan. Also, he is the most likely of the three of them to be first one ready in the morning. Though he is still easily distracted and a bit (ok, a lot) of a class clown, he can be organized and accomplished at things. He can win at connect4 even when playing with Chris!
Trevor has been full of plans lately. This weekend he had been drawing the blueprints for the house he is going to live in when he grows up. It has a lot of rooms.
This year Trev got two costumes, one for school and one for trick or treating. He put together both himself.
And metro cop from Half Life.
Owen wanted to go as his favourite animal, the tardigrade. They are small but indestructible. Markus was a vampire.
How do you spell Markus?
M A R …
Wait! That’s not right. That’s my old name, Markis. How do you spell Markus?
What I said.
No. Can I change my name to something else?
Not until you are 18.
I don’t like my middle name. Can I not have a middle name?
Not until you are 18.
Trevor gave me that name. I don’t like it. Trevor is not the namer, he can’t give me that name. Can you please remove it right now?
I will give myself another name. Owl-dowl. How do you spell that?
O W L D O W L
That is good. That is a good teacher’s name. I am going to be a teacher and work in a school. You can be a teacher too and we can work together. My school will have four floors and an elevator.
Trevor: I can’t wait until I move out so I can live without Owen.
Owen: Trevor, we’re moving out together!
Owen: I dibs the PS3!
Trevor: That is fine, I don’t like any games on the PS3.
Owen: What do you do when I dibs the computer then?
Trevor: I throw a tantrum.
As a break from summer camps and activities, Chris took August off and spent it with the boys.
Visiting with friends
Eating ice cream
Honey flavoured ice cream
Checking out Fort Henry
Arranging rock samples by crystal content
Holding critters at Science North
Visiting the Big Nickel
Going to train school
Getting thrown in jail
And most importantly playing video games!!!
Life gets pretty crazy in the summer.
Owen broke his arm. It was a bit of trouble at first but then he figured out that he can still summersault over picnic tables. He is looking forward to getting the cast off soon.
Trevor is planning to make robots to do household chores. I told him I made him for this purpose.
Markus got to actually be the only kid in the family for a few days while T&O were at sleep away camp. He enjoyed every minute of it.
Trevor snowshoed to school during a snow storm. We have toy snowshoes that kept falling off but it did not phase him. He is spending time at friends’ houses and they come over often as well. It is nice to come home and try to guess how many kids are in the house. Trevor’s favourite reading is the Calvin and Hobbes collection. He loves playing Minecraft. Trev is planning on working on his art so we will have to go buy some paints at some point.
The other day I caught him watching some weird content on YouTube.
B: What’s going on?
T: I’m trying to learn why animals eat people and how to stop them from eating other people.
B: That is a very good question and worthy of research. But YouTube???
B: What were you watching?
T: “Ten animals that ate their owners”.
I guess we have to work on media literacy.