I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. The holidays have gone by in a blur of food, friends, and fun at the Madhouse. Although I must admit I’ve been avoiding dealing with anything too intense over the holidays.
Here in the Madhouse we are experts at the Art of Avoidance. We have taken avoidance, my personal go-to Skunk Maneouvre, to a whole new level. We’re so good at it, we don’t even know we’re doing it.
My son, Alexi, has taken over the storage room and turned it into his “Man Cave”. He’ll spend hours down there, sitting on the cement floor, playing Wii or reading. At one point in time he had the floor covered in blankets and pillows. His own personal relaxation den.
Rian, my daughter, can sit on one end of the couch and completely ignore everyone and everything around her. She’ll play on her DS or iPod or read until the cows come home. (Which is a really long time considering we don’t have any cattle. It’s against city bylaws.)
But you know the Madhouse has reached the pinnacle of Skunk Maneouvre-age (me and Dr. Seuss, creating whole new words for the next generation) when I am playing video games. That’s right folks, video games. I realized this morning that I have spent a good portion of the last 3 days playing Lego Harry Potter on Alexi’s PSP. I even looked up cheat codes!!
So this morning I relinquished the PSP to Alexi and set some goals. I needed to blog – check. Reply to some email – check. Pack up some dishes I’m giving to a friend. Take Alexi to the doctor. Clean up my bedroom – check. Figure out how to take video with my Cannon. And then, and only then, can I touch the PSP.
Of course, I’ll have to wait awhile at the doctor’s office and Harry Potter would help kill time….