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Lots of family and birthdays: It was a good weekend. My son and I… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 17th, 2011
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Lots of family and birthdays: It was a good weekend.

My son and I carpooled down (in some rather high winds) with Youngest Brother and his GF. As I wasn't driving, it was rather stress-free. ;p It's been a while since I made that trip without driving.

Saturday was Grandma G's 90th birthday party and family reunion. As it turned out, it was mostly my Aunts and Uncles and their descendants, with just a few relatives from farther out on the tree, so I actually DID recognize most everyone. But my brothers, their S.O.s and myself made up a full table with just ourselves. We made some lip service about mingling... but we all really just wanted to sit together and talk. There's so many of us, we rarely manage to all get in the same place at the same time. And, since Middle Brother and his wife don't play WoW (being parents is time consuming) some of us don't get to talk to them as often as we do with those that DO play WoW. (We do make jokes about WoW being a glorified chat room for us).

Today was my nephew's 2nd birthday party. He continues to be utterly charming and bossy. You know... I wonder if he will end up like Mile Vorkosigan - an utter tyrant, but he's so charming you don't notice.

Eldest Brother has noticed that his younger nephew has been getting a lot of attention and gifts from his uncles, but elder nephew (my son) hasn't - mostly because younger nephew lives less than a block away. But it means that, when my son made a comment about wanting to play Portal 2, Eldest Brother gifted both him and myself with Portal 2 through Steam. It's DLing on my computer as we speak and I am pretty sure my son is DLing it to his computer at his Dad's house. Yes, my son has a computer at both parents homes - but he ALSO has several uncles who's only real hobbies are computer games and upgrading computers for those games. They have extra computers just sort of lying around. ;p There are definite perks to growing up around a whole slew of computer geeks.

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