It's just after 9:00 p.m. and we won't make Memphis for at least another hour. The SUV had a dead battery this morning, so The Colonel had to buy and install another one. Fortunately he is pretty good at fixing anything and everything
Still, it took awhile and we have been slowed down by road construction and an accident (not us!)
The dog has been amazing. Not one tiny moment of trouble. Not one. We were lucky that there were 2 empty seats the whole time of the convention and he just snoozed away while we watched the panels. Someone asked if we bought a ticket for the dog and I honestly answered,"no". Now I wish I had screwed up my face in puzzlement and said,"of course we did, he's Joe's biggest fan"
Speaking of Joe, he looked great and seemed to be much more settled and happier this year. It was fun to listen to him talk about traveling with his boys (and a tutor) for several months. Oh how I wished I could have talked with him about that! My fantasy for reliving my life involves homeschooling all the boys while we travel the world.
David was, of course, charming, funny and so self-depreciating. It was fun to have David Nykl bounce up onto the stage and have them play off each other, and fortunately David Nykl did not hijack time away from Hewlett. David talked about playing computer games with
your kid, that it's vitally important be
with them and not just wander off to do laundry or something. Yes, this is another one of my parenting rules, so I approved of both David and Joe as parents.
I was a little less than thrilled with the photo op we had with David, the lighting wasn't as careful as before and we just look weird and icky( David looked great!) but I got my shoes signed and that was fun, both the guys got quite a kick out of them