These are my two sons.
This is our backyard.
In this picture, which I secretly snapped from our back deck, it might look like they are about to catch a squirrel.
It might look like they are starting a primitive boy band.
You might even think they are preparing for battle against the demon children down the street.
But you’d be wrong.
This picture, which could have been taken on any day of the week, and almost any time of day, is representative of the newest obsession in the Topsy-Techie household.
I am referring to G.U.R.P.S. (Generic Universal Role Playing System). Yep, my kids are officially geeks. I know I have kidded about them being geeks on many occasions here on this blog. I laughed. I scoffed. I sniggered.
But now that both my sons are deeply embroiled in what can only be described as a 2008 version of D&D, I guess it is time to come to terms with it. I can make peace with it, right? After all, I probably contributed to it. Their first playroom was in the basement. Their first dress up clothes included golden helmets and light sabers. And a lot of their first reading was out of old comic books. So yes, I had a part to play in the nature vs nurture cliffhanger. But I still never expected my boys to be walking around the back yard with a box of dice and a stick.
It’s just a little surreal.
I guess I sorta wish they were about to catch a squirrel.