Ryan is nearly 7 years old and would sell his little brother for a chance at owning a video game system. XBox, Playstation, Gamecube, Wii....he's not picky. All of his friends have some kind of gaming system and it pains him to know that he is the only one not to have one. I mean, some kids have two of them! The boys have a old hand-me-down Gameboy Color, with the batteries duct-taped in and a few used games, courtesy of my nephew Ben. But you can't use any of the cool new games for Gameboy Advance. Clearly we are the worst parents ever. Mike and I are considering the possibility of getting him a Gameboy Advance for his birthday, but we cannot imagine paying hundreds of dollars for a gaming system and then $50 for each game. I'm sure Ryan is documenting all of this for his future therapist.
In other knitting news, I'm still working on the neopolitan socks, I actually sold a hat on Etsy to a real customer that I don't know, and I need to start on Henry's R2D2 hat. My dear friend Leah sent me a link to a knit Princess Leia hat a few months ago. As a joke I knit it for her birthday. It's truly hideous and hilarious at the same time. One of the buns is larger than the other, which makes it worse. Clearly not my best work! I also made a Yoda hat for little Peter, but the R2D2 hat just didn't happen. I think poor 6 year old Henry feels left out (although I have seen him sporting the Leia wig) so I need to get on that. And of course I didn't take pictures before giving them away, but I'll try to remedy that.
Eric is taking a nap, so it's time to knit some arms!