Martha Thinks

Monday, January 3, 2011

Group Activities

Knowing full well that although we technically live together, we will not actually see each other until June...anticipating the Monday after vacation slipping back into the vortex of activities and work, school stuff and band, fundraisers and high school graduation, college admissions letters and how to pay for it, I grabbed the bull by the horns and told them to carve out some time for all of us to hang out.
I considered taking the tree down a family activity as well.
This was the Flinch card game. It's really fun once you get the hang of it. There was a certain 9 year old who had his feelings hurt over not winning and could not be convinced it's basically a game of chance. The hurt feelings became an over-reaction which cracked us all up. We are a hard-hearted bunch and it did not make Ronan feel any better. But we did laugh over his over-reaction until we cried. I know, we are all mean. Then we all had to say we were sorry.
The next day brought pizza and bowling. Again, much more fun then even I expected. The Flatbread Pizza in Davis Square, Somerville is attached to a cute vintage bowling alley. All funky and modern and clean inside with a great organic menu. There was nothing not to like. My Bloody Mary was perfection.
All smiling and I don't think anyone's faking. I don't think. It was nice seeing you guys again. We'll catch up again in June ; )
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