Today Tim's foot was giving him a lot of trouble and he didn't come to school. When I got home, he was pretty bummed. He didn't want to sit around in bed all night, but neither did he want to go anywhere. Sounds like time for "Dating for Dummies." For Valentine's Day, one of the things I gave him was a "pack" of 10 date options. Each card said what occasion the date would be appropriate for (Sat. morning, a late night out, etc). Tim opened a card that said "something fun to do at home on an empty night." The date was a game championship with wine and cheese. We picked up some Peruvian wine, Manchego and fancy Cheddar and came back home to play a long night of Boggle, Gin Rummy, Bananagrams, Yahtzee, Miles Bourne, and Scattergories. In the end, Tim won by a hair.
PS When I read him this blog prior to publishing it, he insisted that I change the report. "I think I conquered," he says. Hmmm.