I don't have much to report but lots I could talk about. Mason has been a laugh a minute lately so let me share some of our family funnies.
We were discussing how good Mason is at putting a puzzle together. He can recognize the shapes of the pieces and find where they go really fast. I told him he had a really sharp mind. He said, "Yeah, I have a sharp mind." Dave chimed in that Mason must get this skill from him because he was really good at puzzles, too. To that, Mason replied, "Dad, you're old. You don't have a sharp mind, you have an oval mind." I laughed out loud. "What exactly is an oval mind?" Apparently in the world according to Mason, an oval mind is something that comes with age.
Later, we were sitting in the hot tub and it was time to get out. Mason very grown-up like said, "I think I'll stay in a little longer. I need some Mason time." What!? I asked him why he thinks he needs time designated as Mason time. He went on to say, "I need some time to splash, swim, and play with boats and monsters. You just want to relax in hot tub and I need to make noise...you know, be a kid. I need some Mason time." I just shook my head. I couldn't disagree with the noise and being a kid part, but I tried one last argument. "What about all the time you spent watching cartoons today? Isn't that Mason time?" To that Mason thought for a second and said, "No, that wasn't Mason time. I didn't have the remote. It was on the kitchen counter." Ey-yey-yey!
Have a great week and make sure to carve out some time for yourself. And remember, if you don't have the remote with you while you watch TV, it doesn't count as time to yourself! Still laughing!
Today's motivator comes from Sarah, age 12. She said, "The world is a wonderful place and everyone should shut up and enjoy it every once in a while."