Anyway, I thought I'd subject you to one more post about my trip to Georgia. There were eleven of us there, and it was cold, like New York cold, while we were there so we found ways to entertain ourselves inside. What better way to entertain ourselves than with RockBand. (Did you expect something else?)
Have you ever seen a more focused group of children? Seriously, you want to see a group of children sit still, give them a noisy toy. Both the drummer and the lead singer of this band are three. They are child prodigies. Gifted. And good looking.
Bryan ran this gig. He's the manager/lead drummer for the band. He let Mallory take a turn on guitar. She was focused. Determined. She's goal orientated. She really wants that high score at the end. When we play at home, she sings and generally scores 95% or higher. On guitar, 9%, which was good compared to her brother who scored an impressive 1%.
There are several things I want to point out here.
1) Thor's eyes are glowing red. I fixed the red eye in all his pictures except this one. I just thought that it was OK for a guitar player's eyes to glow.
2) My mother has managed to focus on reading her book even though there is a rock show going on right in front of her.
3) That Anthony (between Bryan and Thor) is the official RockBand "dancer." My sister, Diva, taught him that while they play RockBand at my parents house, it is his very important roll to dance. Dance hard, little boy, we'd hate your band to fail out because you didn't shake it.
4) One of these band members is not like the others.
There may or may not be a video posted somewhere on the Internet of me singing Living on a Prayer while Bryan plays the drums. You'll notice it's not here. That's because the need for that gym membership I procured yesterday has never been more evident then in that video. If you are curious how that video turned out, go to YouTube and find Bon Jovi and watch. I was better.
I find it's best to take photographs while facing a large window with the sun streaming in. I posted this because I thought you might be interested in seeing what homeschooling looked like. In order for your children to properly learn you must first stack pillows around the room. Then set two three year olds loose and place a puppy in the middle of the circle. The puppy is essential. Without her no one will retain anything you've taught them. These are just a few tips in case you are new to homeschooling.
When I left Jessica's, she told me she had slipped a little something into my things and that I'd find it when I got home. After I unpacked and had found nothing from her I became concerned that I had thrown what she gave me into the laundry or something. She assured me I'd find it when I was meant to. Of course once she put it like that I knew that finding this thing would come at the very moment that God, Himself, had ordained. The moment I stumbled upon it would change my life forever.
I found it.
I am forever changed. I'm not sure if this is good.