They say it takes a village to raise a child, and thank God, the universe, and nachos for mine. Last week, my parents watched the kids while we went to Paris, and today, we invited ourselves over to Grammy’s for a day of fun. It was action-packed with all kinds of awesomeness, and Grammy (and Auntie Dita, Uncle Matt, RyRy, and Sean-O) kept them occupied and happy all day.
After a few threats of “I will turn this car around!”, which I’ll admit, I got a small thrill out of it, we made it to New Hampshire. Side note: if you’ve never been stuck in bumpah to bumpah traffic with an anxiety ridden dog and two kids singing, “Down By The Bay” at high decibels, while suffering from carcolepsy, well, you aren’t missing much. Be grateful for the things you have in your life.
First, we went to the splash pad. The splash pad is zero times the cost of Disney World, and gives my kids approximately an equal, if not greater, amount of joy. It’s in Derry NH if you ever want to save $2,000.
After exhausting ourselves at the splash pad, we headed to Grammy’s house for some quiet time.
As George skipped his much-needed nap, I decided the best thing to do was put the pedal to the medal and go for complete exhaustion.
You’d think they’d be exhausted by now, but turns out they’re never too exhausted to abuse Uncle Matt.
Can’t stop, won’t stop. Went to dinner with Grammy, Auntie Dita, and Sean-O. Finished the night with ice cream.
We were going to go to Free Fun Friday at the Children’s Museum tomorrow, until I put down my crack pipe and realized that was a completely insane idea. So, who knows what we’ll do? But it’s a holiday, so I have some back up, thank God/the universe/nachos.
Quick poll – if you end up getting home late (over an hour and a half past bedtime), and your kids are dead asleep in their car seats, do you:
a) carry them to their rooms, take off their shoes, and put them to bed
b) wake them up gently, have them brush (and floss, for bonus points) their teeth, change into jammies, and then put them to bed
c) carry them inside, attempt to brush their teeth while they sleep, put them to bed
d) some other option I haven’t thought of
7 thoughts on “In Praise of Villages”
Leave them where they are and sleep with them in the car? 🙂
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Tell them their turn is over, fall asleep, and have them carry you in and brush your teeth! 🙂
I like it!
“Poor, poor pony” generated a genuine belly laugh. Well played.