Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Modern Man

"Mommy, if you are still alive when I am an adult, will you come watch me race my dirt bike and cheer for me?"

"Of course!"

"You can sit with Ruby, most of my races will probably be after she gets off work so she can come watch."

I love how Luke is planning for a two career family. This is a little discussion that combines two of his interests: death (specifically mine) and a future marriage to Ruby.

Bedtime Procrastination

It was probably mostly motivated by the desire to procrastinate, but Luke and I had a good talk about the new baby the other night. It started with a "I don't like having my room downstairs." And ended with, "When John Paul and I both have rooms downstairs, he might come in my room and we can talk after bedtime." In the middle there was some of this, "I wish he would come out right now an be the same size as me." To which I could only reply, "Ouch."

Warren Miller

We took Luke to his first Warren Miller movie this week. Back in the day we always kicked off the ski season with several bottles of beer and Warren Miller's latest movie about extreme skiing. Back in the day it seemed a lot tamer, just maybe heli-skiing and triggering an avalanche and staying just ahead of it. Maybe it had something to do with imagining my 4 year old trying some of the tricks, but I think putting on a little parachute and skiing/flying down the Eiger is a little crazy.

The next morning, Dave said, "Luke if you are skiing and you come to the edge of a cliff, what are you NOT going to do?"

He said, "I am not going to go around it."