After we ate greasy pizza for dinner, we declared a family meeting, with Andy as the guest of honor. I made him think of a real-life story that taught him something important, and then a question and answer session. (The story was about a high school locker room confrontation between some football bullies and a friend, where Andy stuck up for the friend instead of walking away.)
The questions varied from “What’s your favorite food?” (Guido’s Pizza) to “Do you think not watching much TV and hardly ever playing video games as a kid helped you be more artistic?” (My question of course…I was accused by my daughter of asking leading questions…and the answer was YES) and “What was backpacking across Europe like after college?” and “Did you ever have a really bad skateboarding accident?” (He fell skateboarding down a hill in San Fransisco and lost some major skin.)
Afterwards, the kids did this:
….till I sent them to bed.