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Hanging around with Ben

C. went to his dad's to celebrate father's day and Emily wasn't feeling well so that left Ben as our only kid this evening. He and I went to my mom's to help finish water sealing the deck and what a learning experience it is to be able to focus on just Ben. We asked him if the girls still chased him because there were several little girls who would literally chase him. He said "Nope! None of them chase me now!". My mom asked him how he got that stopped . He shrugged and said "I just stopped running."

Later we went to the lake to play on the playground. (Yes, I play on the playground) It was dark when we left and some gentleman was mowing in the dark on his John Deere lawn tractor. I said "Wow, it's late to be mowing." Ben said "Actually, dark is a perfect time to mow because you can do it in your underwear." I said "Holy Moses, why on earth would you mow in your underwear??" and he said "Wellll, when you were done, you could just hop right into bed!"

We also went bowling this afternoon. First time I've bowled since my finger was injured and I'm relieved to report it functions quite well in that regard. When the accident first happened I was very concerned I wouldn't be able to bowl ever again. I used to bowl leagues three nights a week then burned out on it so only do it a couple of times a year. I would hate to never do it again. Thankfully, I can and I didn't do half bad. I got a 136. I think my average on league was 157 so not bad at all for the first time out. Everyone seemed to think it was silly to go to therapy for a finger but I have to say it was a great idea and I'm so glad I did it. There are a million things besides bowling that are very difficult to do when a finger won't bend.