But this week's highlight is that it was Wolfgang's birthday on Friday - yay, happy 17! I remember reading a book about some aborigines in Australia who thought it strange that we celebrate birthdays, since they just happen without extra effort on our part. Just keep riding the earth, you'll get a few birthdays!
It was a bittersweet birthday. He and a few friends had originally planned to go to the midnight showing of Batman here in town on Thursday night. They all had to work the next morning though, so they wisely decided to sleep through midnight and made plans to see the movie the next day at the local IMAX.
They all still went, despite the cloud over the event. He and his friends still loved the movie. They are all big sci-fi/comic book movie fans. "Dark Knight Rises" is currently Wolfgang's favorite movie, having nudged out the latest Spiderman flick they just saw recently.
He said the theater was full and that there was a large crowd waiting for the next showing when they left.
I'll admit that I was nervous about them going, but I'm glad they did. Naturally, we all feel so bad for what happened in Aurora. I can relate to the people and the families of those in the theater. Mostly kids and young adults, looking forward to seeing a much anticipated movie. Summer fun stuff.
Wolfgang raced in a 10k yesterday morning, then we went out for a birthday lunch. Afterwards, we went and bummed around the nearby mall, mainly to soak up their free air conditioning.
|I saw it first!|
Wolf bought a Batman poster that he plans to do a drawing of. Have I mentioned how, of the three kids, I probably relate most to Wolfgang?
He runs. He draws. He has no idea yet what he wants to be when he grows up.
We also ended up buying the same souvenir shirts from Comic Con.
We just have to be careful not to wear them on the same days.