1. My mom, my sister, and her two kids are visiting this week! This is excellent, I haven’t seen my niece and nephew since last summer.
2. M has got to learn to not play games that involve gentle violence. Wrestling, grabbing, chasing, capturing games. He cannot take them in the right spirit. In all of his reports he is playing the game, minding his own business, when someone out of the blue ATTACKS HIM, so he fights back. What actually happens is that M is playing, and so is the other kid, who understandably thinks that a little bit of shoving, hitting, and kicking is part of the game. M feels the blow and immediately tries to punch the crap out of the other kid. Zero to nuclear screaming apocalypse in two seconds.
Not all games are for everyone. I can’t play that faux-argument-easy bickering thing that so many people seem to do well. I get worked up and start crying. So, I don’t damn well play. M has GOT to learn to NOT PLAY.
4. I finished books! A lot of them! And posted reviews to Goodreads, the link to which is in the sidebar.