I just wanted to slip in here and let you all know that I survived Christmas.
As old as my kids are, you wouldn’t think that would be a problem, would you? It was kinda sad, actually.
I got Ricky a new motherboard but I didn’t realize that he has an AMD CPU, so I got him an Intel board. Needless to say, I’m returning the thing and getting a refund and a different motherboard. And, just to play it safe, I’m also getting him a new CPU — his current one seems old enough to remember Windows 95 — as part of a package deal.
BUT none of that matters to him in the least because I also got him new headphones and that was enough to actually inspire him to give me a hug.
(If you knew Ricky, you would know how amazing that is, all by itself.)