One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Our poor boys. Poor me, too. We were all stuck in the house almost the entire day on Saturday. Annie had a bridal shower to go to, and I had the girls to look after. That left our two 16-year-old students wallowing, slumping, lumping, draping, and floundering around our house for an interminable length of time. It became so grating that the only way I could cope with it (aside from feed their insatiable appetite for DVDs) was to take a few pictures.

Here is Seven - after he brightened up for the picture. Yes, I had to abide with this for many hours. I felt bad, but there was literally nothing I could do to entertain him, aside from hitting myself on the head with frying pans for his amusement. I don't think even that would have lasted long.

Kevin wasn't so bad. In fact, by the end of it, he had been engaged by the twins and began a throw-dice-at-each-others'-heads game, a very popular mode of entertainment in Sichuan. Genna eventually decided she had taken too many lumps and moved on. That left Kate (as Sleeping Beauty) and Kevin alone to battle on, with Kate as the aggressor.


Ian said...

You can borrow my xbox if you want...I don't really have time to play anyway.

Raging Wombat said...

You are very kind. But they left today! They are gone!

Chelsa said...

Did you frisk them before they left? You don't want Seven and Kevin leaving the country with weapons or garlic bread. If caught, they might implicate you, Annie, or (especially) Kate and Genna. And if not caught, our national and personal security could be at risk. You're our last line of defense, Justin. I hope you didn't let us down.

Raging Wombat said...

Chelsa, you would be proud. As they left our house I flashed them with an electro-magnet pulse device, which fried all of their electronics (no hard-drives, baby!). Next, I had them strip and take a chemical bath while I ran their luggage through X-ray scanners and two teams of NSA-trained operatives. I think all is well.