Happy, Happy

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We had two projects due on Friday. Two. A Christmas Traditions “book” and another book report. I’ve talked about projects with Mikey before, and these two were no different. He was demanding and had wild ideas. Things had to be a certain way, but those ways require time and he makes procrastinating and daydreaming an Olympic sport. By Thursday, alone for half of the week and with the printer broken, I was done. But then we went to the copy store to print up all his reports and his cute little face next to one of those blasted origami Yoda puppets popped up. And that face holding that puppet combined with the “author’s bio” he worked on made me happy. So happy. So happy I almost forgot this month is another book report and the California Mission report. I remembered.

Speaking of which–Lord help me–does anyone know how people make those video game videos on YouTube? You know, like {{shudder}} StampLonghead where they are playing Minecraft with their voice over-top. I know how to do that on a computer, but how do you do that on Xbox? Mikey wants to know and I’m scared. Scared, scared.

Jules Kendall writes about books, family, and easygoing simplicity.


  1. April says

    My techie/gamer husband says you need extra hardware (a capture device) in order to record short clips on an Xbox like that. (Xbox One, the newest generation, has it built-in, though.)

  2. says

    This may not satisfy the itch, but how about introducing Mikey to some computer programming? He might like it (he may not…). This is a programme my daughter used last summer, it is free, from MIT (which ain’t all bad), and a pretty good introduction. http://scratch.mit.edu/
    Admittedly, I know nothing, nay zero, zilch, zip about Minecraft. Guess it is time to start looking.
    That Mikey, that bio, the paper Yoda, what’s not to love?

  3. Jennifer says

    Does Mikey have any ability to play Minecraft online with other people? If so maybe he and Robert can play together.

    What is it with those Minecraft tutorials? Robert LOVES them and watches them every chance he gets (when he’s not playing Minecraft). My cousin makes those videos and actually earns money from it believe it or not. He even went to Minecon in Florida recently. Unfortunately there is some cussing in his videos so we don’t watch them.

    And don’t get me started about those Minecraft music videos!

    Lastly, Robert loves Imagine Dragons too. I love them slightly less than I did 1000 listens ago.

  4. Heather says

    My 3 boys love Minecraft and Stampy is one of the few Minecraft videos I’ll let them watch. His voice grates in my nerves, but he doesn’t use bad language. If you figure out how to make those videos, please let me know. My boys keep asking if they can make a Minecraft video!!

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