Heart-Shaped Hands

Claire has been pretty into making a “heart” shape with her hands like this lately.

She’ll spring it on you. Suddenly there’s just this heart-shaped hand in front of you, and it’s like “whoa!” and she wants you to complete the heart. πŸ˜† Apparently I’m the worst at it. Claire’s like “That’s so ugly, Dad!” πŸ˜‚

Mornings at Mozart’s

I love school drop-off mornings — when we get to hang out at Mozart’s before school.

Claire and I have about an hour get a drink (an iced mocha and a cold brew, please) after dropping off Molly. We share memes or talk about the universe. The multiverse has been a major topic lately. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Then we usually settle into Claire playing Genshin on her iPhone and me working on my laptop before heading out and starting the day for real.

It’s a fun way to start the day. 😊

Claire the Babysitter

Claire got her first babysitting gig!

I don’t have pics (obviously) and won’t say a whole lot other than she had to deal with a “challenging” boy and handled it with aplomb. 😊

She earned $80, some of which she saved and some of which she spent on Genshin and Cookie Run Kingdom in-app purchases. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

A Houston Christmas

We made it to Houston this year to visit my parents at their retirement home. The whole trip was a bit of a scramble to get out the door, get to Houston just in time for a Harry Potter spinoff play, and finish everyone’s presents in the hotel.

But getting everyone together for a couple of great outdoor picnics (due to Covid) made it all worthwhile.