Kavi wandered over yesterday and glanced at my screen when I happened to be editing some HTML and said, sounding startled, “Mommy, are you coding?” I absent-mindedly said yes (was focused on work) and she said, “I didn’t know you knew how to code.”
I told her I’d been hand-coding HTML for twenty years, and I knew a little Unix too. I’m really not any kind of actual coder, but it was a good reminder to me that I should make this kind of activity more visible for her, so she doesn’t just think of mommy as the one who gardens and throws parties. 🙂
Kavi is up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday, Facetiming with her friend, laughing and chatting while they play Roblox together. This is what she does most of the time she’s home right now, and I admit, I find it a little bemusing that so much of her time is on screens, but she is having so much fun that I really can’t complain. I think I was around her age when I started spending something like eight hours / day on the phone with Karen Zalewski, and I honestly don’t even know what we talked about. Horses were definitely part of the conversation, even though neither one of us actually spent any time with real horses. The mechanism changes, but the communication needs stay the same…
I miscalculated slightly in my planting, and I now have enough tulips and daffodils to open a flower shop… The *plan* was to plant the cutting beds so I’d have enough blooms to do the flower arrangements for our May 20 anniversary party, without leaving the rest of the garden bare, but Mother Nature has wrought havoc with said plans, with the whole garden running 3-4 weeks early this year. I don’t know whether it’s climate change, or what, but I’m going to have to rely on whatever comes next, I think — alliums and irises? And if harvesting them leaves the garden a bit denuded, oh well.
Kavi’s first soccer game! I am a head coach in name only — thankfully, I have a co-head-coach, plus two experienced assistant coaches, because I really don’t know what I’m doing yet. My high school soccer (thirds) team experience was a long, long time ago. Between the four of us, I think we make at least one decent coach. I may have been looking up rules on my phone in the middle of the game. 🙂 (In case you’re curious, once the goalie has hands on the ball, no one is allowed to try to kick it. Be safe!)