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likesthecoat ([personal profile] likesthecoat) wrote2010-04-20 10:23 am
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a very parenthetical entry

Kai played football this weekend for the first time. He had the unfair advantage of being tiny and adorable, and so the opposing team let him get in several goals and wasn't too fussed about fouls and outs. (We'll worry more about rules when we put him on an actual team in a year or two.)

(Lorne made a lot of noises about baseball being a superior game, but I've been to a baseball game and I know the truth about that I exaggerate. He's just glad it's not rugby. He's familiar with the scars I have from it.

Baseball is still a very slow game. Verrrry slooooooow.)

(He also shouted "Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooalllllllllllll!!!" a lot, even when nobody made a goal, which confused Kai.)

(My husband is a dork.)

(Love you, baby.)

[identity profile] 2010-04-20 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I would never, in a million years, suggest that baseball is in anyway superior to football. However much I love baseball.

[ooc: Lorne's totally a soccer player... :)]

[identity profile] 2010-04-20 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[ooc: Should I change that? Was it rugby he didn't want Kai to play?]

[identity profile] 2010-04-20 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ooc: I think it was rugby, yeah. (Or maybe American football? Gah! Can't remember.) He's a big fan of soccer.]

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just going to remind you how cute you were running around with Kai, trying to get him to guard the ball.

Because you have to admit, it was pretty damn cute.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it was pretty damn cute.

He'll get it eventually. He's not even three yet. Defense is a bit much to expect, I guess.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
At least he enjoys the running around part. And the kicking.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
Which is a really good start.

Maybe he'll grow up to play in the premiere league...

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
We can teach him to say Clwb PĂȘl-droed Dinas Caerdydd like a good Welshman.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
Or he could play for a good team...

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Oi! Watch it!

[ooc: Didn't we give Kai a third birthday at some point recently?]

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
You know I love you, baby.

[ooc: He'll be three in June.]

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
I know you do. Cardiff FC isn't so bad. They're trying to qualify for a premiere league--that's something, yeah?

[ooc: Okay, I was thinking he'd had his birthday already.]

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it's something.

Maybe he can play for the national team! Then he could do premiere league and still do Wales proud.

[ooc: Nope. He's a summer baby. :)]

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
Or maybe he'll be a chess champion.

I am open to any possibility at this point.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
I'd be okay with chess champion.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Me too. A football-playing chess champion and Oxford don.


[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Who flies planes on the weekends.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
YES. That sounds like a perfect future for him. Let's get on that.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:19 am (UTC)(link)

I'm sure there's a special school of some sort for future geniuses.

Oh, man. We should probably start looking at preschools seriously, shouldn't we?

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, we should.

...I've rather toyed with putting him in my old school, but I don't know how he'd handle the Welsh.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
That's a thought.

He's doing pretty good with the Welsh you speak to him. And he's young enough still he'd pick it up real quick.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
He does seem to understand it well.

Maybe we should visit the school and see if it seems like the place for him.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. It'd be a good place to start looking anyway.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
We need to make friends with some other parents so we have people to ask about things like this.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe we should go to the park.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
And maybe some of those story times at the bookstore.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:38 am (UTC)(link)

It shouldn't be hard to find other people with kids.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
...are we going to make friends? Oh my. Hold me.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
We are. With people. People who quite probably have normal lives.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
It's okay, baby. We can do this.

For Kai.

[identity profile] 2010-04-21 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
[ooc: Yis.]