I took my youngest two to the local amusement park today while the older ones were at school. Usually we go as a family on the weekends since we bought passes for this summer. It was a nice change to the routine to just take two. They took turns picking rides and got so excited about the little things. Since it is the end of the school year here there were a lot of school trips there, the parking lot was packed with buses but there were very few cars. The way some of the teenagers were acting made me so glad when we entered the kiddie area, since they had no reason to go there. The obnoxious comments about how lame the train ride was were uncalled for. If the ride is really that lame why even bother to go on it? I know kids will be kids and they were acting up for their peers, but the language was uncalled for. (Their word was not lame, I paraphrased to something I was willing to type.) I don't think my children noticed and I chose to ignore it at the time and be thankful when I was able to walk away from them. Do they know they are offending other guests and just not care or are they still so self-centered that they cannot see how their actions could be affecting those around them?
Monday, January 31, 2011
It looks like we are in for more snow and ice again this week which will most likely mean either delays, cancelations or early dismissal for school once again. Since January started we have yet to have full week of school. There has been at least one day of snow and ice that led to no school. Yesterday was nice out, not too cold, and I suggested to myc hildren that we play outside. There is still over a foot of snow on the ground and our neighbor was out there making a snowman with her dad. My kids seem to have lost interest in teh snow already. Less than a month of real snow and they are over it. I know most of the adults I know are over it too, but I thought they would still be excited about it. Hopefully they will get excited again so we can spend more time outside because too much more inside time may be more than we can take!