I am an outdoors lover. In the wintertime, we stay inside for the most part. Lately I have been enjoying having a camera again, singing on Smule with friends, and reading.
During the week, the boys probably watch a total of two to three hours of TV (yes, in five days). On Saturdays they are allowed a little more time watching things, but once it gets warmer out, that will be a lot less. They watch shows on Netflix about science, space, and nature (as I type this, they are learning about Tesla). We own records (and photo albums). Leto chose a record to listen to (The Anniversary’s “Designing a Nervous Breakdown“) and is reading the lyrics as the music plays. We probably play more music at home than anything else. Rob and I both spent a lot of time in our childhood listening to music that brought us comfort and stirred emotions. We have a variety of choices, while only keeping ones that we know will be played often (I got rid of probably 200 records and a bucket of 45s since I started my collection at 7, because so many were barely touched).The boys love to draw. Micah has been putting together a little booklet of his favorite drawings. I take photos of his favorites and we end up recycling the rest. I am not a fan of keeping papers, so most things we own are saved digitally with back-ups. Micah has been learning how to draw comics while Leto loves to read comics (like Sonic the Hedgehog or Pokemon). They work together on their art. When Rob is home, he tends to relax by talking to me, sometimes laying his head on my lap as I read a book, sitting in front of the window, not really doing anything (he calls it “The art of doing nothing”), reading a book of his own, or checking out digital currency.