Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Harry Potter Lego

When the boys and I went to Laramie for an indoor soccer tournament in February, Blockbuster sent us the game Harry Potter Lego Years 1 – 4 for the Wii. April had put it in the queue about a year ago. She and Rachel started to play it, and spent the whole weekend on it. After about three weeks, they finished the main game. There are still a bunch of side games they could play, but they are done.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Two Teenagers

At the beginning of the year it hit me… I have two teenagers in the house. Patrick turned 13 on December 30, 2010. Rachel is 15 now. I took her down to the DMV last week to get a Learners Permit. She had been taking the practice tests online for more than a month. Initially she wanted to go on a Saturday. It took a while for her to understand that they would not be open on the weekend. Then again, I just accepted it as absurd that a government office would be open on a weekend. Anyway, one afternoon I drove her down. I had her birth certificate and a couple of pieces of mail with our address on them. I headed back home to get her social security care and some other pieces of paper with our address on them after dropping her off to fill out the application. I hear its worse in Utah, where they want W-2s, mail, bills, birth certificates, and all manner of documentation before handing over the card. The guy who examined it all wanted to know why the birth certificate was from the department of health instead of biostatistics. I thought all of these came from the department of health. I am not sure I like being a statistic. They then sit her down to take the test. She told me it said she passed, but didn’t say by how much. Rachel can now drive legally so long as a licensed adult over 21 is with her.