Running out of parenting steam… 4 days has historically been our limit of patience before going back to work starts looking really appealing. We are at day 4. Trevor is having serious computer withdrawal and I am having silence withdrawal. The kids are having a blast, though.
Today we went to the aquarium. It was pretty cool, but maybe not quite worth $40 US admission. We got to touch stingrays and sharks, so it did have redeeming elements. Next, we saw Madagascar, which I must say was hilarious, in and of itself, but also for Jack’s reactions. Trev saw Star Wars. I got an hour or so (it was 1 hour 24 minutes – trev) of power shopping (relatively unsuccessful). Another ride or two and we headed back to the hotel for a swim.
Takeout for supper and then these kids are going to sleep, damnit. They have really been well behaved but i’ve about had enough kid. The only times they are not at very noisy odds it is because they are watching tv, which is, unfortunately, wholly inappropriate and pretty much just above their heads. I am going out shopping as soon as they are asleep. It’s the only thing keeping me from the drink at the moment.
Tomorrow, we are considering the Children’s Museum and Ikea. Valleyfair was the original plan, but it will cost over $100 and it is unlikely we will get that much enjoyment from it. They are just not quite old enough for anything requiring more than about 2 hours of attention span. Plus, the weather is not supposed to be great, although better than home.