The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

One Of My Favourite Pictures …

Yep that’s Jill playing Otis’ Ben 10 game.

Yes, that’s a Macca’s breakfast on the table.

And yes, that’s Rosie and our rocking-horse sheep watching on.

In fact, the only person not in this photo is Otis … who is a bit miffed his Mum has taken over his game.

Of course, Jill claims she’s just wanting to help him past a difficult bit.

But I know that face of concentration.

She’s in deep competition mode … determined to win at all costs … resistant to surrender regardless what she faces.

And right here, is a moment of my family I love.

Doing something [kinda] together and enjoying the ridiculousness of it all.

I love this.

I love that COVID has enabled me to have more of this with my family.

Which is why while I acknowledge the devastating impact it has had – and continues to have – on so many, what it has given to me is an opportunity to embrace and celebrate how precious my family are and how much I love being with them.

Even if Otis feels he’s being ‘game denied’ by his Mum.

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You’re weird Rob.

Comment by Bazza

Thank you. Rather that than ‘normal’.

Comment by Rob

On the plus, Jill and you still seem “made for each other.” Even if I fear her gaming prowess is because you have brain washed her. Or she has accepted if you can’t beat them…..

Comment by Bazza

Whether I’ve brain-washed her or whether she’s just accepted she may as well succumb, she’s as competitive as hell and doesn’t just want to win, but wants to destroy the competition.

Comment by Rob

What you’re saying is Jill beat you.

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Comment by George

Go Jill.

Comment by Jemma King

Does she beat you at FIFA?

Comment by Pete

i hope she beats the fucker with a hammer.

Comment by andy@cynic

Judging by the range of comments, this has been one of your more popular posts Rob.

Comment by DH

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