Merry Christmas, all! Many thanks to the readers who checked in on my status after the Christmas Eve trip to the doctor.
As you can see below, I received a perfect gift, which I shall cart off to the television studio when I return to work on Friday. Everybody at home and those closest at the day job know this already; so I’ll happily advertise it to the co-workers who don’t.
Merle and Ava were happy and satisfied with their cash-in (that term applies far more to Ava, of course) – none of which had to do with kung fu. They’re happy to leave the obsession to me and Aaron.
His favorite today was a gift certificate to the martial art shop. He poured over the details of it, saying:
“So you know where we’re going tomorrow, right Mom?”
“Of course, dear.”
“And you know they’re going to be more weapons in the house.”
“Yes, I figured the first thing you’ll buy is your own staff; then, probably new equipment for Sancho, if you need it.”
“No. Staff and a ninja star.”
“A ninja star? What’re you going to do with a ninja star?”
“Just have one.”
“Aren’t they illegal?”
“No, Mom,” he answered, laughing.
“They have to be illegal outside the house.”
I don’t know about a ninja star….
But he’ll be happy with whatever I buy him there, as he always is. I’m a lot happier when I can talk the proprietor down to a decent discount…but I’ll worry about that tomorrow, and only for a moment, because self-training resumes tomorrow night! 🙂