Thursday, October 21, 2010

hanging out with kids

I love that we're getting to the point that we can have intelligent conversations with our kids.  Not that I didn't enjoy the extremely entertaining younger stages (in which Super Q would not be persuaded that we all have "fingers" and not "thingers" and Flash's inexplicable nickname for me was "Sugary").

Last night we enjoyed an unexpected evening at home with dh.  I seized the opportunity and made some peppermint milkshakes and we all sat around in the living room.  dh and I mostly asked the boys about school:  fads (Silly Bandz), popular music (Usher, Katy Perry), books (Twilight [shudder]).  They loved the attention and didn't want to stop  ("Please can we keep on talking?").  Dare I hope for non-combative teenagers in a few years?  


Denise said...

I would not get that much talking out of Jackson...ever. Enjoy it. I'm glad you guys got to have some family time. I am sure that Flash called you "sugary" because you are adorably sweet.

Patty O. said...

That's great! I can't even imagine having an evening like that. My kids are so hyper most of the time, and Danny is not all that forthcoming about much of anything. Still, my kids are still young enough to like to play with us, and that works for me. Glad to hear you had a nice, relaxing night with the whole family!