Experience has taught us that the 11-year-old can sometimes be very grumpy. Usually it's because he's hungry, but during long breaks from school -- like holidays or, say, spring break -- boredom can quickly morph into irrational anger if there is no contingency plan. Which is why this spring break was one long exercises in keeping busy.
It wasn't like we did anything exciting, we were just busy. And sometimes that's good enough. If nothing else, it gave us something to talk about on the latest podcast. We also discussed the breaking news out of Uranus, the 11-year-old's new-found love for his new old-school New Balance, the lost art of kids knowing how to talk on a telephone, and the man who calls himself LeBron James.