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Christmas Party Season

Ugly Sweaters Christmas

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Tonight kicked off the Christmas party season. Allison and I have two on the books this month. This one was at the home of Andrew’s teacher. We went last year and had a very nice time. We had a nice time this year as well but I am coming down with something and so I hung back so as not to get anyone else sick. Of course, I hang back because parties are tough for me anyway. I can’t hear anyone in the conversation I am having but can hear all other conversations happening around me. So, I find that part difficult. It isn’t the talking to people or making conversation it is that I feel self conscious about making people repeat what they are saying in a loud environment.

This party was packed and there was a huge representation of different ugly sweaters. One gentleman even had a shirt/sweater that had a hold cut in it to look like a tree and the shirt said Hairy Christmas. It was so funny. I could not pull something like that off but that was certainly a top ugly sweater.

We went home fairly early and watched some This is Us and then fell asleep on the couch so I could get up and go to work.

The kids are on the Cape with my parents to enjoy Christmas comes to Falmouth. They went to a tree lighting tonight and will go to a parade tomorrow.

Andrew Skateboarding, Sort Of…

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Andrew riding a long skateboard down the driveway of his friend’s house. I took Andrew to the house of one of his schoolmates today so that he could have some one on one time with that friend. This has been a tough year for Andrew and he seems to be having some difficulty with bullying. I had mentioned this to our Sensei at karate to see if Andrew could talk with one of the black belts.

While I talked with Sensei one of the other people in my class overheard and asked me about it. She has a son in Andrew’s class. He was one of the kids picking on Andrew and to nip this in the bud and turn things around she proposed that we get the kids together to play. So we went over and Andrew and her son had a fun time together. I did have to say no to the kids playing and Fortnite. While it is a prevalent thing at school among 8 year-olds we’re not comfortable with Andrew playing yet. He’s seen me play the game because I make Fortnite videos for my YouTube channel. I know that once he plays he’ll be hooked on it. He’s gonna play at some point because that his how he will spend time with friends, but for now he’s not old enough for it.

I spent the time chatting with the boy’s parents about all sorts of things. It was nice to get the boys together and I hope that bonds them more in understanding of each other.

The boys did ride the skateboard together and I totally missed grabbing the shot. We had a nice time. Although, we may not be asked back since I broke a glass and Andrew broke an inflatable sled. Not exactly sure what he was doing. I know that I went to put the glass n a table and missed.