Heros and Monsters (posted to lj on 10-29-2005)

Last year, at a local SCA event, Matt got Connor a replca “Spatha” or Roman Dagger. It’s wooden with a rope wrapped pommel. He loves it. We have a game on our Xbox called “FABLE”. Connor has taken to sticking the sword in the back of his shirt, running around the house with it and fighting off monsters for his mommy and daddy. He even cocks the “Hero Stance” the character on the video does and says… “ha HAAAAAAAA!” So, I was going to try to get him a Zoro costume. But I couldn’t find the hat to fit him and didn’t have time to make one. (maybe next year.) So…. We got him one of those little plastic knight sets with the sword and scabbard, half helm with visor that pulls down and a strap on breast plate all in plastic. Oh, and a cape too. He won’t take them off now. We got them out after the trip to the doctor this afternoon. Poor kid has Adenovirus and he was puking everything this morning for a couple hours. He’s feeling much better and is even hungry. So far… he’s eating and keeping it down now. Fenegrin is a wonderful anti imetic. But I hate it when he’s sick. Mommys are supposed to make things better….. Even his kitty is following him around being worried. Fu is the super secret ninja cat. They are roughly the same age. He’s been sleeping with Connor since Connor was a baby and has chosen Connor for his person. If Connor is distressed or hurts himself and I’m in another part of the house, Fu will come find me and bite my ankle to get my attention.

All in all…….. Life is good. Pumpkin carving day is here. Matt is going to work on the “Cave of Doom” for the trick or treaters Monday night. I hope they have fun. I have to work. It sucks, but I don’t know that there’s anyone who would WANT to work for me Monday night, or trade me for another night so I can stay here and hand out stuff. Connor gets to trick or treat with his cousins, his two older brothers and his aunt Susu (Susie). They will have a blast I’m sure.

Since I’m not used to this kind of thing….(Live Journals), it may take me a while to become consistant. But, I’ll try to use it more. That way, maybe some other lost along the road friend can find ME this time!!!

It’s not the end of the journey I seek. It’s the road upon which I travel.

“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find out it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T. E. Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia

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