Quick, Before the Hair Grows

I managed to go 30+ years without getting knocked up. I suppose that’s not much of a surprise based on the homosexuality that coursing through my veins. In any case, when I met the hot piece of action (she’s also incredibly smart, funny and doesn’t beat me!) I call my girlfriend about a year and a half ago, I suddenly found myself with a tween pre-teen.

I’m always on the lookout for something for he and I to do. We get along like gangbusters, which is awesome, but I’m always trying to find something new pique his interest. He’s a video game, reading and computer kind of guy, where I’m a pass the vodka shots and let’s head to a baseball game kind of girl. I’m looking for compromise here.

But you know what I haven’t been able to find? Compromise between the two. Minneapolis Community Ed classes offer martial arts for his age group and that’s about it. If he were five the options would be endless; if he were 16, it’d be the same way. Since he’s stuck in between the whole child to man phase, I’m at a loss and would love some suggestions from anyone else that has a kid that’s just about to start growing hair in awkward places.

2 Comments so far

  1. David (jacc) on October 30th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

    At that age you’re lucky he even wants to hang out with you.

    Aside from the obvious like doing something active: rollerblading at the Dome, throwing snowballs at cars, smashing pumpkins, umm . . .

    as you can see I may need help in the area too.

  2. Brianne (brianne) on October 31st, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    I’d suggest playing skee-ball! It’s sorta half way between a sport and a video game, right? Or… you could teach him to play poker? Or some other card/dice game? You could always go to Hub Hobby in Richfield and pick out a board game to try. Or, if you have the funds, you could buy parts to build a remote control vehicle from scratch! :)

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