June 6th, 2016


Toddlers and mermaids

As if motivation to do our real job wasn't low enough, today we were...okay, so this series we're working on lists a bunch of real anime, and we're so out of touch with domestic fandom (or Japanese fandom...or the outside world in general) these days that we feel the need to look up anime titles to make sure we're going with the correct domestic title for series that are popular enough that we totally should have heard of them. So we were doing that, and before we had a chance to move on from one title, Athena noticed a cast list, and now we have another anime that we'd really like to binge watch right now please. But we can't because we have deadlines...several of which are self-imposed. There just aren't enough hours in the day.

Anyway, there were a couple of cute toddler stories that I forgot to tell the last time I was talking about visiting the family, so let me tell them now! First, the first morning we were at Mom's house is when the nephews got to see us for the first time, and Logan's little brother hadn't seen us since he was about half as old as he is now, so naturally he didn't really remember us. I had finished getting ready for the day first, so I went to the living room and sat down with the boys. A few minutes later, Athena came out wearing a matching t-shirt, and Michael looked at her and said, "There's another one!?"

The second story happened when Athena was playing with Logan on her iPad. She has a coloring app that has a connect-the-dots thing, so they were connecting the dots. There were thirty-seven of them, so after about twenty, Logan gave all the counting responsibility over to Athena. When they got up to the thirty-seventh dot, he said, "I've never gone that high before!" and Athena said, "Well now you have!" And he replied, "No I haven't. I'm only four and a half."

Awwwwww, kids.

Anyway, I also have some more Labyrinth of Andersen to talk about. Collapse )

Today I'm thankful for meeting our work quota for today (it was looking iffy for a little while there), our friend from church being kind enough to drive us to Target to pick up some things, getting to go to Joe's Italian Ice on the way home, getting to put together our Ariel and Rapunzel crystal puzzles, and having another new (to us) anime to look forward to at some point in the rather unspecified future.