I was reminded of the Ides of March recently when we were planning my son’s course schedule for his sophomore year.
While discussing his English class choices for next year, I brought up Shakespeare.
“You’ve had to read Shakespeare, right?” I asked him.
“Only Romeo and Juliet,” he replied. “Well, we watched the movie.”
“Did you read it?”
“We read parts of it. Then we watched the movie.”
So in honor of all things Shakespeare and the ides of March, and because you can’t watch the movie of my life, here’s what’s been going on around here lately.
Settling in with the rat
You may or may not have heard that my daughter got a pet rat. The cat only tolerates him, but the rat thinks the cat is his new best friend.
He’s very cute, but somewhat naughty. He chewed up his $15 Etsy rat cube on the first day. Hmph.
But, I did not punish him too severely. In fact, I let him watch Ratatouille.
The 2017-18 ice hockey season has wrapped up for our family. It was a long, fun season that started back in September.
Having kids who play hockey is kinda like having little kids. In both situations you ask yourself, “Will it ever end? Will I ever get my life back?”
Then, when it’s over, you miss it!
Big Heads Prevail
Build A Head sent me some free Big Heads to play with. They do make us laugh.
I wanted to wave them around at my kids during hockey playoffs, but they forbade me. Meanwhile every team they played during playoffs had Big Heads.
Girl Scout cookies
I don’t know why I mention this because the 7 boxes we bought only lasted a day. A day.
I’ve got a busy 2 months at work coming up, a trip to Disney over spring break, my son starts lacrosse, and my daughter wants to play recreational soccer just to run around and have fun.
I admire that.
She didn’t want to sign up for year-round travel ice hockey because she’s 11, smart, and wanted a break. Did we just screw her chance of playing in the 2026 Olympics? Probably. But run free, little girl, run free!
That’s our Ides of March update. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?