Well isn't that just horribly passive aggressive?
While it wasn't under the best circumstances, it was really nice seeing the guys again. Tommy, of course, and Toby and Travis. The last time I saw Tommy was a few years ago, and the last time I saw all three was at another funeral for a former Young Marine some years back. I also finally got to meet Tommy's just about hubby, Roland. He's really great and we get along so well. It's was nice seeing so many people from my youth that I may have lost contact with. Again, not the best circumstances, but it was nice.
Funerals suck. I was out at the Los Angeles National Cemetary this morning for a funeral. Mr O, someone who I've known since I was what, 10 or 11? Well, he passed away last month and they had the service today. It's hard, man. I didn't think his death would hit me that hard, but he's been like a second father to me. He's Tommy's adoptive father, Toby's real dad. So, he's been an ever present figure in my life since before I even joined the Young Marines. He's always been there for me when I needed him. When things at my house weren't great, I'd head over and stay at his house with the boys and he never said anything against it. I'd spend weeks there sometimes. So, knowing he's gone hurts. I'm going to the celebration of life at the VFW later on today, it's closer to home (literally right down the street from where I live), so it'll be easier. I had to wake up at 6 this morning just to make sure my dad and I got the the service on time, given LA morning traffic. It's hard... We're all growing up and this is going to be a more common occurrence as we just get older. Toby -Mr. O- will be very much missed.
Anyone with kids ever try KiwiCo? Little monthly subscription boxes for kids that have fun STEM and STEAM projects they can do. I was looking into them since Christmas will be here in a few short months and I want to do something a little different for Lucas this year instead of just getting him toys, he's got enough toys. But I don't know, since I've never tried them and I don't really have a lot of friends who want/have kids so I can't really ask them. It looks fun, like something Lucas could enjoy. But he's such a peculiar kid, and I don't know if it would really interest him. But, I want to encourage that love for learning, the thirst for knowledge, the fun of creating something with your own hands. He likes to read, so I think he's got a good imagination and he likes to color. I'm gonna look into it more, read reviews, see what people have to say, though from what I've already seen, it's all pretty positive. And, they have boxes for every age group, so if they're good, I may even get a few months for Gwen since she's getting so big and curious about the world around her.
I've not heard of this one... My niece really enjoys/enjoyed getting the Little Passports monthly box. Just to throw another one to look into out there for ya.
I wasn't a fan of them. My kids wouldn't play with them, as they were too easy to do.
Good to know. I'll definitely be checking out Little Passports.
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