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Me and my girl

Posted by Tracy

December 30, 2011 The Present  No comments

School vacation weeks are a mixed bag for me.

Kiki, of course, is always thrilled. A relaxed bedtime, no scheduled lessons or activities, time to putter around (ie. play on the computer or other electronic device) and less of me nagging about homework - what's not to love? Sleeping in or staying in pajamas all day are some other perks. Sometimes she doesn't realize that her vacations aren't vacations for her parents, though. Jason's vacation time is limited, so we usually try to save it so we can go away for a week or so in the summer and so he can take a few days off here and there.

For me, school vacations mean having two kids to entertain during the day. the Boo is almost always demanding - either wanting someone to play with or needing to be saved from breaking his neck or

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Vacation Musings

Posted by Jason

July 16, 2010 The Present  No comments

, It's been a fabulous week.   I've been able to unwind a bit while staying with Tracy and the kids at Lake Winnisquam.   Mostly been swimming in the lake, though we've taken a couple of day trip outings... notably the Squam Lake Nature Trail, and Funspot... which is billed as "The World's Largest Arcade".

I really enjoyed the latter.   It has a whole floor dedicated to classical video games... in fact, it's a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving old video games.  And I got to wander through and play a bunch of them with Kiki tagging along, and the Boo strapped on my back.   Tracy played too.  :)

Of course, I had to play Donkey Kong.  For those of you who may not have seen it, there's a great documentary called "Kings of Kong", about two rival video game players who

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