After a trip to the thrift store (scored Operation the game, a baseball glove for Bastian, and shorts for Papa), and a drive around a bit aimlessly, the boys and I walked up to Tommy's for dinner. Papa's been working all day in the garden lately, so it was eat out or eat leftovers. We opted for the nummier option.
Tommy's always has coloring sheets for the kids. Tonight it occurred to me that for as long as I can remember, Aleks has mostly ignored coloring in the picture and opted instead to use the back of the paper to draw a design of his own: I don't know if coloring in lines is boring or challenging or just too restrictive or what. He did do the finding game on the page by having me read each item off. But that's a game which makes it somehow fun. I was proud to see that he didn't really know what paper towels looked like. He originally chose a bowl filled with what looks like paper (I think they may be intended to be magazines or bags of chips, though I'm not sure) over the roll hanging clearly on the wall. What a good little green boy is he.
Bastian scribbled all over his page and tried to drink the ketchup. Hil-AIR-ious!