Sunday, February 21, 2010

I hate TVs In Vehicles!

I have to get this off my chest.


I can understand turning on a TV for your child's entertainment during a road trip that takes AT LEAST AN HOUR. But popping on a DVD as you take a 15 minute jaunt to school at 7:30? Or make a 10 minute drive to the store?

Really? Tell your children to look out the window. Ask them to find "punch-buggies" or heaven forbid play an educational game! Can you see something that starts with the letter P? Play the opposite game, or sing a silly song.

It's almost a right of passage for children to play "I spy" or sing some annoying song. You can even let them ride in silence. Let them be alone with their own thoughts for a few moments. Or keep a book or comic in the car for them to read.

Now if Mom has a bad headache and just needs some peace and quiet I can understand putting it on for a quick trip on that rare occasion but for those people that use them they do it so they don't have to be bothered. And if you have to put on a dvd how about something educational? Heck even Sesame Street is better then Yu-Gi-O. Or get yourself a CD you and your kids can all sing to!

It is outrageous to put on a TV in the car just so you don't have to deal with your children on a quick drive. They get enough tv from home and everywhere else. Let them look out the window and see the world. It may not be as exciting as watching Cars at first but it is better in the long run.

(And for the moms I have offended in this Sorry but I can't change the way I feel about this.)

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today today was all about surprises.

I woke up this morning to find out that the hot water heater has gone out... SURPRISE!!! So I rushed the girls to grandma's house so I could at least shower...Surprise!!! Then soon after arriving at the dentists office I am told that the dentists evaluation form last week was incorrect and B would be needing even more crap done... so I get to pay more...SURPRISE!!! The Girl Scout craft that we were going to try to do is just not working how it should so we basically wasted money on useless craft supplies...SURPRISE!!! So now we have to not only come up with another craft but also but the supplies to do it...SURPRISE!!! Upon coming home I find out the water heater can't be fixed it has to be replaced...SURPRISE!!!

And I thought it couldn't get any better then boiling water to brush my hair!

But per my New Years Resolution I will not let this get me down and tomorrow is a new day and a day off for the kids. I just have to make sure it's better then today... cold shower or not.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stupid Grounhog, Stupid Shadow, Stupid Winter

So that darn groundhog saw his shadow so we are having 6 more weeks of winter. And if the weather the last few days is any indicator they will be dreary and wet too.