My kids were here for the long weekend. I really like having them in larger chunks of time. You get to cycle through some real feelings that you don’t get to in 24 hours or less.

And it continues to be one of my favorite moments with them when we are driving in the car and everyone is singing at the top of their lungs.

Partial List of Songs Sung:

Black Eyed Peas, Let’s Get it Started (with only small interjections of Retarded)
Tracy Chapman, Give Me One Reason
311, Amber
John Mayer, Daughters
When in Rome, The Promise
Linkin Park, In The End
E-Rotic, Lay Back
Snoop Dog, Drop It Like It’s Hot (snooooooooooooop)

During the two listed last I did my best to not listen to the lyrics and just appreciated that my children are musically inclined. Let’s Get it Started was my favorite. There are so many little melodies going on and with 5 people in the car singing all of them, well, it was rad. It was a far cry from singing Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling when I was little…..

Joe and I took the kids to Corvette Diner and pretended it was Alex’s birthday so they could get the full experience I had when I turned 31. See photo below:

Our waiter, Ringo, was stellar and threw the appropriate amount of Bazooka gum and straws at us.

quick recap for the kids:

Much Fun Weekend! let’s play poker again soon, devon, bring your handkerchief with the smokin’-red flames on it or i’ll make you use my pink one when you’re having a cat allergy attack, glad we worked out the ‘sitting in the front seat’ schedule for ali, ty and tony, (sure will be nice when we get a van….) let’s take turns pretending it’s someone else’s birthday and hit every restaurant in town, love to you, mom.

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