I took my family out for breakfast afterward. It was wonderful. My children behaved well and ate their food. It was so nice to have an enjoyable time with them. It seems like, lately, things have been pretty tense between the kid team and the parent team. It just made me feel good that everybody was getting along; nobody pissed anybody else off.
Both of my children, today, reminded me that parenting is not all bad. Phoenix was willing to indulge my crazy ideas about using that toilet thing. He didn't eliminate any waste, but he gave it the old "Herrewig Try".
I dropped Jade off at school after breakfast because we didn't get back in time to get her on the bus. As she got out of the car and was walking to the school, I noticed how big she is getting. She is so beautiful and smart and I realized that I couldn't ask for a better daughter. She is a terrific pain-in-the-ass alot of the time. But most of the females in my life have been a pain; with the exception of my wife. I'm just glad that Jade has the intelligence and the resolve that she has. She is a wonderful person and I enjoy spending time with her. It's nice to be able to have intelligent conversation with a 6-year-old.
After getting Jade to school, Wifey took Phoenix shopping at Wal-Mart. I recorded all of the audio from "Donnie Darko" for possible future use in musical compositions.
My 8-year anniversary is on Monday. I'm having a bit of anxiety about it. My wedding anniversary is the most important holiday for me. It is the only holiday that means anything to me. I always want to do something romantic. I want to shower her with gifts and find the perfect way to show her how absolutely essential she is to me. The problem is that we've been together for so long, that I'm having trouble coming up with new ways to do so. It seems like I've already used all of my good ideas. Maybe I've lost the romance. My idea of a romantic day, now, is just being home with her; not having to do the everyday house-work, and just spend time together talking, embracing, playing games, fucking, whatever. I've only got a few days to come up with something.