So the kids are all outside.
I'll let that sink in.
They are playing a version of a game H learned about during her one year as a Girl Scout. Extreme statue feather duster, water challenge
(we flooded today). The extreme and water were definitely added by my kids, not the girl scout troop.
Earlier they were all playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl together.
Before that H and S recorded three episodes of their new Youtube series Town of Salem
(For anyone interested enough to follow a link, this is their first episode
). H is the editor on these, so other that a little technical support from me, it is all their efforts. S was super excited about the chance to record, because today was the rare day that the kids had nothing scheduled.
I've been getting S up at 9am everyday for the past two weeks in preparation for her conditional black belt testing this Saturday. Last night C asked me to get him up at 9am, too, so he could get the living-room computer (the only desktop we have for the kids to use), but he accidentally fell back to sleep for a little while after I woke him, so he missed his shot. He was remarkably cheerful about it, especially considering how bloody early in the morning it was.
Weirdly pleasant, peaceful, productive day today. (ETA: At least until I cursed it by saying so on livejournal - kids just came in fighting, right after I typed that last sentence).