Saturday, March 25, 2017

It's Great to Be a Parent

Today was a busy parent day, but a wonderful one.  First, Doug left early in the morning for Cam's team state chess tournament in Hammond, IN.  His team qualified a month ago and Cam was excited to be going for the second year in a row.  Doug spent the day listening to him talk about his rounds and watch him play pick up games with his friends.  Cam played as the number one seed on his team against some very challenging opponents.  He was proud to call me on his way home to say that he finished with 3.5 out of 5 point on the day.  He felt that he could have even earned 4.5 points, but one round cost him that distinction.  To celebrate he and Doug stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner on the way home.

Cal was home this weekend arriving early in the morning.  He decided to leave at 3:00 a.m. from Bloomington and was here in bed by 6 or so.  I wouldn't have recommended him driving through the night, but he said it went well and there definitely was very little traffic.  After he slept he went to see HM and then had an interview with Tippy Country Club.  Jayce had recommended him as a bag boy and he was proud to let us know that he had been hired.  He will be a lot happier working there than at a factory this summer, so I was pleased that he was able to secure this position so early in the Spring.

Meg celebrated her birthday with Aaron and Preston today.  I took them first to Ultra Zone to play a game of laser tag.  From there we went to Jefferson Point Mall to eat dinner at the food court.  Meg chose Chick-Fil-A and the boys had Panda Express.  They spent the rest of the evening going from store to store making several purchases along the way.  It was fun listening to them laugh and I am glad that they were able to spend the day celebrating Meg's 16th birthday.  After shopping everyone came back here to hang out until 11 p.m. or so.

Doug and I didn't see much of each other today, but that was alright with us.  All too soon the Heinisch children won't need us anymore and our days will be quieter.  Until then we will cherish every weekend like this one.

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