Zack is the center of my life. So today over dinner I asked him, "what are some things you think are awesome, and why?"
1. "The Origami Yoda book series. "
He likes how a different character tells the story in each book, and it has case files for random sub-stories inside the book. In the first one, for example, Tommy and his friends try to figure out if Origami Yoda is real (when I asked, "Is he real?", Zack replied, "Pretty much, yeah.")
|Photo via http://origamiyoda.com|
the FIRST thing he thought was awesome were books?)
2. "Dreams that I wish would be real."
When I asked him to tell me one, he wrinkled his forehead and said, "I forget, but at the time, they were awesome." They leave him in a good mood when he wakes up. Then he remembered one where he was in a league of super heroes and another dream where the family went into Wii Sports Resort (a video game, natch) and the cats came in, and they weren't afraid of dogs, so we got a dog. When I asked, "Why Wii Resort?" he said it was because it's set on an island (he's said forever that he wants to go to Fiji, of all places) and there's a ton of fun things to do. I've played that video game with him and I must admit, it was indeed fun.
3. "My Family -- especially you, Mom."
OK, let me stop a second, tears.
Whew. All right then.
When I asked him to elaborate, he said, "Because no one can replace my family." He said he likes reading with me, doing LEGO with his brothers, riding the tandem bike with his Dad ... and then he said there were just too many things to mention.
|Our buildings connected together. You can lift each story off to see the detail inside.|
One of MY favorite memories is when we first introduced this LEGO Christmas tradition to the boys. We set up a six-foot folding table for them to work on, and as I was sitting across the room, I hear the following exchange between Zack and his at-that-time 26-year old brother.
Zack: "Are you jealous that I got all the cool stuff in my bag?"
Colin: "Well.... kinda, yeah!!!"
For the LEGO uninitiated, pieces are put into a variety of numbered bags to supposedly (HA!) make putting things together easier.
I love when I ask Zack questions. The most awesome thing for me right now is that he still likes to talk when we get in the car. No playing iPods or anything like that. We have some of the best (and funniest) conversations, and play Punch Buggy (without the slugging) every time we drive in my own little Bug.
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