April 4, 2010

Things I Would Never Do

Oh, the things I swore I would never do. When I was pregnant with James, my first child... the list was longer than the things I would actually do.

I would not allows pacifiers, television, baby swings, formula, store-bought baby food, fetal monitors, epidurals, negative birth stories. I could not bear the thought of colic, Mylicon, or sleep positioners. I would never let my children eat off the floor, ride in a shopping cart without a cover, use sippy cups and eat junk food.

Finally, at the top of my list was the pet peeve of car DVD players for children. Well, since everything else on my "never gonna do list" has effectively gone to hell in a handbasket, I figured this weekend and the car trip, we'd get the DVD player for the car.

Much to my surprise, the DVD player and Madagascar 2 did not do much to abate the screams, the tantrums and the overall drama of riding in the car. After cookies and an offer of hamburgers (one hamburger which was literally thrown back at us), and the four hour trip which took a whopping six hours and fifteen minutes going there, and something like eight hours coming back.... I am officially travelled out. Jason and I are rock-paper-scissoring to determine who will run to the store for milk tonight.

Overall, the weekend was fun. If we could beam up next time, then we'd be a little more overjoyed. The kids saw three great-grandparents, three grandparents, an "aunt" and the ocean for the first time. There were Easter baskets, a bunny cake, junk food and running through a new house. Oh, and James learned to play the "pee-nan-no". Can't really beat that.
Love to you all & Happy Easter!

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