Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
When I was a kid my dad always took off two weeks in the summer. We would take these two weeks and head out on some kind of road trip . Most of the time it would be to Brownsville, Tx where I was born and grew up. We would pack up and head out the four of us. I think we would pack a cooler with food and snacks. My Dad was not a fan of making stops. He wanted to make "good" time. This meant that we had to hold our bladders a lot longer than we would like to. This might be the reason I can hold it so long now. Thanks, Dad. Anyway. We are currently as I type on a family road trip. It got me thinking about my family road trips as a kid compared to road trips now as far as all the " techie" kinds of toys and must haves we take on trips now. Back in the day we took books to read. My Dad picked the radio station. You were forced to listen to what your parents listened to. We had a favorite stuffed animal and maybe some coloring books, too. BUT that is really it. I do think I had a Sony Walkman and Discman at some point but, not much more than that. NOW a days it is really ridiculous the amount of "toys" and "entertainment" that we think we "need" in order to go on a trip. For instance, us. We have a DVD built into our car. All four of us, me, KP, Alex, and Matt have iPods. Both boys have Nintendo DSs. Matt also has a Leap Frog system. We bring books and magazines. I have a Blackberry phone i get emails and internet on. On top of that I have a new toy...an iPad!! It really gets to be overwhelming. And sad, too. Really? Do we need all these things? Why can't we just get in the car and enjoy the scenery and each others company. Talking to each other. Or making up silly car games to play. Instead we have all these distractions and contraptions. Ugh. The simple things. I miss them. It is easier said then done to change the horrible habits that we have become accustomed to. That being said. I think I will try and sign off and talk to Jenny, Maddie, and Ms. P. And I am going to look out the window and enjoy the view. Our first stop is going to be Buc-ees in Madisonville. (:
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Me: Not right now I am in it.
Matt: BUT, I want it. Now!!
Me: You have to wait your turn.
Matt: I want to get in!!! Ah!!
Me: So sorry.
Matt: If you don't let me in, I won't be your kid anymore!!
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Sunday, June 06, 2010
Today Kevin found two children's Claritin in the guest bath trash can. I give the boys a Claritin and vitamins everyday. When I do I always assume that they are taking their allergy pill and vitamins. Well, I learned differently today. After, KP found the pills he called the boys over and had a little talk with them. He (holding the evidence in his hand) told the boys, "you are not in trouble, but you need to tell me who did this." He holds up the trash can (Exhibit A) and points in to expose the pills. He is such a Lawyer. ;) He said, Matt raised his hand and said, "Me. I did it." Come to find out Matt has been throwing away his pills this week and only eating the gummy vitamins. I so wish I had taken a picture of the little purple pills in the trash. It is a guest bath trash so there was nothing else in the can but, the pills. Anyway, Matt admitted to the disposing of his meds and was quite proud of himself if I might say. His punishment? He had to retake his pill tonight and me and Alex "watched" and made sure that he "actually" ate the pill this time. He did not like us watching him. That boy!! What to do?? Little rascal.