We had very important things to do.
He coached me on the finer details of Pokemon. Again.
|This is his "explaining important Pokemon stuff" face.|
We read a big pile of books together. Again.
Also Pig the Pug
And finally, They All Saw a Cat.
This is one is so conceptually brilliant you'll want to buy it to own yourself. Even if you're an adult. Adults are allowed to buy children's books, you know. A cat moves along, walking around, and each set of pages contains an illustration depicting how he is viewed by different creatures, giving you a depiction of the way a cat might be viewed from the perspective of a dog, a mouse, a bird, and so on. Good, good stuff.
Parenthetical book thought over.
Caedmon also came to work with me for a couple hours on Friday, where he was so good one of my co-workers plied him with candy. At one point, after returning home, I told our youngest I was going to do some yoga. He asked if he could join me, and I responded that of course he could! Yoga for everyone!
As it turns out, Caedmon's not real big on personal space during yoga, so I got to go through all my sequences with a small boy rightnexttome. It's definitely a different experience to push back into downward dog and have a little face appear under you, asking, "Are we almost done? Is this one hard for you? Can I tell you about Charmander's abilities, now? Do you know what my powerfullest Pokemon is?"
Just about the time I want to say something like, "NO MORE POKEMON TALK. EVER," he hands me this.
And then I'm stuck. Three more hours of "I have four EX's, but Atticus has more; he has seven, but my charizard is jfo;awenvoaiwrb." Nonsense letters at the end there because that is what all it sounds like to me: a bunch of nonsense syllables. Then we got to thumb through his Pokemon cards and look for something- I don't know what and I didn't care.
That must be how Derek has felt all weekend when I've given him Barkley Marathon updates (#gogarygo): "Yikes, the race started at 1:42 A.M.," "Loop 1 took them 9 1/2 hours!" "They're on Loop 2, and have had trouble finding the books in the dense fog." Lucky, lucky Derek.