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28 July 2008 @ 01:31 pm
Upcoming Month O' Hecticosic Fun  
stevieannie and micktim's son is coming on Thursday for a visit through the month of August. It's hard to tell who is more excited - him or us.

ladyat is busily planning activities, especially for days when most of the kids his age will be back in school. Prior to that, we're going to try to get him connected to some playmates in the neighborhood. After that it may be a lot of one-on-one time at the Pool-no-really-more-like-a-water-park, zoo, childrens' museum, &c. We've thought about getting permission to have him actually attend school here a couple of days just for the experience - we're afraid the difficulty would be shots and things, but we'll see.

He has expressed an interest in American Football, so we got tickets for the first pre-season game Colts v. Buffalo. We'll be attending a baseball game as well (AAA Indianapolis Indians, the schedule doesn't quite work out for going to Chicago, unfortunately). A trip to Chicago is on the books, however, for the Sunday after msminlr's daughter gets wedded up. The Indiana State Fair is a must-see, and we're going to even do some research into Lincolnshire agricultural production so we can help him make connections to home.

As for the rest - well, it has been many years since we had an active, inquisitive, and rather peripatetic young man around the house. Any suggestions from various mad relatives would be much appreciated...
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Mikehickbear on July 28th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
I know how many years and dam-nay-shun, I didn't realize how many brain cells I've killed in the interim until I started trying to recall some suggestions from Back In The Day. :-}}}}
stevieanniestevieannie on July 28th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Suggestions: a cattle prod to get him out of bed in the morning, and some tranquilisers to get him to sleep in the evening :-)

If there's any possibility of something *vaguely* amusement park-like, he'd be thrilled - he's a bit of a speed freak ...

And repeat after me the eternally useful phrase: "Just stop talking for five minutes, J. And stop showing off. And being silly. Just for five minutes. Please?"

Are you sure you're ready???
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on July 28th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
And stop showing off. And being silly. Just for five minutes. Please?

But then I'd have to.

Stop showing off, I mean.

Not being silly.

I'm never silly.

I always conduct myself with the utmost in dignity and decorum, thank you very much.
zencuppa on July 28th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
stevieanniestevieannie on July 28th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh. Dear. *Insert Deity of Choice Here*.

Is the world ready for the lethal combination of these two? Possibly not :-D Oh, to be a fly on the wall...

BTW: I have now bought a webcam, so he will be able to see me over Skype :-)
zencuppa on July 28th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Take him Contra dancing in Indianapolis :-) Great people, wonderful sense of humor and live music :-)

And it may tire him out *g*

Here's the URL for the local dance group:


Have fun!
stevieanniestevieannie on July 28th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oh - this is a *great* idea. He's a really good dancer and loves a called dance - he ceilidh's regularly at home :-)
archiver_timarchiver_tim on July 28th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Is the journey as enjoyable as the destination? Miles and miles of midwest could be interesting. Take him to Hell. Hell, Michigan that is. About 300 miles from you, 5 hours by mostly freeway, 7 hours totally avoiding freeways. He can discover how long an ice cream cone lasts in Hell, or have one of those Grave Digger Sundaes. Or go to the Damn Site Inn for Pizza (and a beer for yourself). Imagine his bragging rights. An interesting side trip, since you would be so close would be to the IN-MI-OH tri-state point.
mlplouff on July 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
If you bring him to Hell - I insist you call! I'll meet you there.
archiver_timarchiver_tim on July 29th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
He better know to call me too, I'll drive to Hell to have Pizza and beer with the Suttons.
msminlrmsminlr on July 29th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
You *are* bringing him along to the wedding, nu?

How tired is he going to get of hearing "I read your mom's LJ blog"?
אליזהkestrels_nest on July 29th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Since he's coming to the wedding, he can meet our young J. there. (For those who don't know me, son J.H.D. is 10 1/2.) Then they can chatter nonstop and be silly and show off at each other!

Now *that* will be a deadly combination....
loriruadhloriruadh on July 29th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
How about Wapakoneta and/or Wright/Pat?

Don't forget the Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio; or the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB.

You're also not that far from Connor Prairie -- where you can spend the day in 1864...

Debbie Gtollers on July 30th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Re: How about Wapakoneta and/or Wright/Pat?
I second the recommendation for the AF Museum. Finally went there last summer with friends and had a blast. Definitely on the list of things to do again. Ooh! Maybe I can drag my niece over there and teach her to like things that go zoom!