Thursday, March 3, 2011
Adam and Jane share a room. However, every night Adam goes to sleep in our bed and we move him to his own bed after he falls asleep. Why? Because if we don't the kids play their own version of WWF Smackdown into the wee hours despite repeated parental interventions. So, when we went to our bed to move Adam, we were a little confused...
"As a kid, the only thing I really cared about was candy. Candy is the only reason you want to live when you’re a kid. Ages zero through ten, candy is your life, there’s nothing else. Family, friends, school…they’re only obstacles in the way of getting more candy. And you have your favorite candies that you love. Kids actually believe that they can distinguish between 21 different versions of pure sugar."
I had a professor in graduate school who insisted that there was no such thing as a free lunch. Well Dr. Whitehead, I can buy a whole lot of free lunches with this money! I am sure he would argue that I still had to use some of my time or some hogwash, but let's face it, this was FREE MONEY! If you don't remember how we came to possess this lovely check, you can read about it here.
These are the words I hear right before Scott and the kids get their morning dose of River Rapids or some other interactive game. For those of you, like me, who hadn't heard of Kinect, let me give you the simple description. It's an accessory for the XBOX. It is like playing the Wii, but you don't have to hold anything. It just senses your movements. It's pretty cool. The kids beg Scott to play for a few minutes every morning before work. Every time you play, it snaps a few pictures. I thought these two were particularly entertaining.