While Mr Jazzy enjoys some time away with his golfing friends I decided that I needed some fun time too and that perhaps an evening out might be a welcome distraction to make the time pass by more quickly.
An evening out in the warm ambience of a nice restaurant with lovely food, scintillating conversation and very pleasurable company would definitely be the order of the day. A date as it were. Well, while the cat's away and all that...
We made plans for this evening out, my date and I, before Mr Jazzy had even departed and spent yesterday in excited anticipation of our forthcoming local liason.
We left the house together, my date and I.... he having helped me chose what outfit to wear with his honest and forthright appraisal... to leisurely stroll hand-in-hand to our local Chinese restaurant discussing in detail what we would order from the menu.
We arrived at the restaurant and saw from the menu that this year they celebrate 11 years of being in business in our village and I pondered on that.
I recalled the first time my date and I had come here all those years ago and on some occasions since...
I looked over at the table where we usually dined and saw the corner he usually sat in...
Then I looked over at the lamp that my date was usually so enamoured of that he would leave my company everytime just to go and examine it ...
Of course the corner he usually sat in was because he was usually asleep in his buggy and the lamp he was so fascinated by has an intricate water feature attached!
Yes, my date for the evening was my fabulous 11 year old son, WiiBoy and what a lovely evening we both had!
We very capably and politely gave our rather detailed order to the waitress and were even open to some compromise when our request was not able to be fully met.
We shared well, mostly shared the complimentary prawn crackers and tasted each other's starters.
He enjoyed his ice-cream and a cup of my Jasmine Tea to finish.
Some scintiallating conversations were threaded through all these courses as we discussed all manner of things...
For example we discussed negative equity, enzymes, how saliva 'that's spit, mum' breaks down your food, cheating on school tests (he didn't) apologising for a little transgression 'sorry mum, I really needed to do that fart ' and his hopes for his working future....
Apparently the latter ambition is to be a 'CEO of an Incorpration'.... a 'Games Incorparation', of course. You didn't really have to ask that question, did you? However, we also want to make our own games so we wondered if CEO's get to do that. I explained that he would probably start by inventing the games himself and would then eventually become CEO of his own company and hire others to do it for him.
We talked about how he might achieve these lofty game-invention aims. Although he sees lots of improvements he could make to Halo games he would much prefer to invent his own ones. I suggested that he might like to start by planning his game on paper, like he would say, an essay and that maybe that could be a project for summer holidays? He quite liked that idea as did I ;-)
After a very pleasant meal we began our stroll home. As we strolled I pondered on the long and sometimes very arduous journey we have travelled in order to arrive at this point in time. It is becoming obvious to me from my recent posts that my WiiBoy is growing up to be a fine young man. As he approaches his teenage years I am pausing to acknowledge this journey he has taken, the fabulous company he is to be with and to publicly declare how proud of him I am.
As we walk I am serenaded by his lovely voice as he sings a line or two from one of his favourite songs ..... 'I'm your Venus...I'm your fire'
Except the word he sings isn't Venus... it just rhymes with it.
Which serves as a timely reminder of the 11 year old hilarious young boy that my WiiBoy still is!