We did some quickly thrown together cosplays, mostly what we have done in the past or in Avery's case made completely of clothing already owned. Avery was Baldi from Baldi's Basics, which was probably not even known or noticed by anyone. Aedan did his Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty again and I did a newer version of Juvia Lockser from Fairy Tail. My costume was already in progress for a while but I finished the top (and it was eaten by my sewing machine) made a skirt, and an entire hat the night before the convention. Since then I have continued working and mending my Juvia costume, and begun work on A Doctor Strange for Aedan and a Rust Lord (Fortnite) for Avery. I will also be making a costume for a friend along with ours, seems that I have been in a sewing mood lately after a very long hiatus.
|fun bonus picture of Aedan as Boba Fett|
It would seem that sewing is not the only renewed hobby in my life right now, because here I am wiring again out of nowhere. I did discover that I can not maintain my momentum writing while dating, it was awful to try to balance my kids, my hobbies, and a relationship. As you can see I chose my children and am now slowly adding my hobbies back into the mix. The boys need entirely too much help and attention for me to allow anyone into my life that would question that or cause me to become unfocused. The kids have a great male role model in their life with Freya's father and for now, that is good enough for everyone.
We had a great fourth of July and it was the first time my boys got to actively participate in setting off the fireworks. I am actually shocked that I handled that, usually I am too stressed out and uptight to allow them to do anything even remotely dangerous but it actually happened.
In the upcoming months, we will be doing back to school prep, attending another convention, and I will be attending a concert with friends in February since doing things without the kids is a nice break from time to time. I am glad to be continuing my tradition of going to Panic! at the disco concerts for the third time in four years, only missing the year the show was rained out.
So, for now, the kids and I are sticking close to home and spending time with friends when we can, school starts again in a little over four weeks and we have had a low key summer without much stress or frustration.