i had the joy this weekend of busting out the ol' lite brite to show jack how it works. we did a pattern called flower garden (not the one in the picture) without plugging it in first. he tried helping, but the pegs are harder to fit snugly into place than i remember. it was too strenuous for his little fingers. so i finished it and then turned out the lights and plugged it in. then he really thought it was cool! but, by far, the best part for him was removing the pegs. he put in a solid performance, removing an entire flower's worth of pegs (and saying, "i did it, daddy!" after each one).
it was a fun jaunt down memory lane. anyone else a fan of the lite brite? any other favorite children's toys?
i don't want to speak of the steelers lackluster perfomance yesterday (too much negative energy that i can't deal with right now) so instead i would like to mention that i am really happy for the dolphins that they finally won a game. can you imagine pouring so much of your life and energy and strength into something and then losing at it 16 straight times? i can't wish that on anyone. so i was happy that they finally pulled out a victory in overtime. and it just made it sweeter that it was against the ravens. good times. congrats billy.