The weekend gone.
Friday night was spent with a gorgeous pair of old mates from home in their lovely new apartment before moving to a local watering hole for pool and more beers. Laughter and a touch of home made for a wonderful (and much needed) evening.
Saturday, I spent a lot of times with a pair of hilarious children, who I was part time babysitting while their folks ventured to Shanghai. Went to a place called ‘FunDazzle’, the name of which I could never remember…names I came up with included ‘FunDizzle’, ‘Kiddiddlers’, ‘Funfingers’ and ‘Kidbangers’ (I probably shouldn’t be allowed to care for children).
Ate every type of junk/kid food…and discovered that my 27 year old knees are not up to the challenge of large scale plastic mazes. Got kicked out of a ballpit. Saw a Chinese kid spit in the ballpit, resisted urge to kill him, and then felt good I had been booted out. Saturday night made and consumed mulled wine, a new pastime up here.
Sunday went to an overcrowded school fair. Watched a children’s choir. Dunked a basketball and looked amazing to a bunch of old dads who couldn’t do it. FELT LIKE A GOD (on the kids ring). Ate an Oreo cupcake. Stopped both children from crying a couple of times. Felt good about that. A friend introduced children to the concept of wiggling your ears. SHATTERED THEIR TINY MINDS. Laughed as they attempted to wiggle their ears through a combination of concentration and jaw clenching.