Friday, February 25, 2011

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

As a parent, you do things for your kids that you never imagined yourself doing.
cue < Crazy Train>

It was an interesting event to photograph and the freestyle stuff at the end was fun, but the rest of the show was an entire commercial for monster truck jam merch with a bit of WWF action thrown in for good measure. The 4-wheeler racers, some from CLE and some from Pittsburgh, got into a "fight" after their race. Helmets were thrown, dirt was kicked up, and gums were flappin'. Exactly what we want to be teaching our children about good sportsmanship, right?!

I guess all that mattered is the kids had a good time and the only crap we came home with was a program and 2 jolly roger flags with Grave Digger Racing (in very small letters). I can handle that, as opposed to the foam Grave Digger hat filled with cotton candy that was going for $15.

Grammy had as much fun as the kids

Next year, (if there is a next year for us) I think I'll sit it out and have it be a twinado/Daddy/Uncle John/Sam event. Once was plenty for me.

So what things have you done for your kids that you really didn't have any desire to do?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring is Springing!

It's finally warming up (at least for a couple of days) and that makes me want to get the twinadoes out of the house and active. We've been couped up for way too long this winter.

On our agenda this week is Lake Farmpark. My daughter,  age 3 1/2, has decided that she is going to be a "animal vet" so we spend a lot of time at places with animals. Zoos, Penetentiary Glen, and the Farmpark are her faves. The Farmpark has some new babies right now...piglets, lambs, and calves... and there is nothing cuter than those newborn babes. We'll be checking out the newest additions to the farmparks and seeing some of our old favorites, like Vikki the cow. Gives Mommy a chance to blow the dust off her camera as well!

So what are the places you go to as soon as the weather breaks?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Preschool? Montessori? Homeschool?

Being a parent means making decisions that not only affect you, but the lives of your children. I don't want to start a debate, but I am less than thrilled with the state of our education system. Teaching to the standardize tests has taken away the power of a teacher to make a great impact on the lives of their students.

As the twinadoes are approaching 4 years old, I'm faced with the decision of how they will spend their last year before entering the education system, unless I decide to homeschool, which is a viable option at this point in time. I have friends on both sides of that opinion and I just worry that I will not do my kids justice. They are both intelligent and well ahead of where they "should" be at this point in time. I don't want to hold them back if I homeschool them.

I'm in the process of checking out standard preschool programs and Montessori programs as well.

Sigh. I just wish the biggest decision I was facing was cloth or disposable diapers. Where have the last 3+ years gone. I miss my babies!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day

In honor of the movie, "Groundhog Day", if you could be trapped in a one day loop, what day would it be?

We are stuck in a loop of sickness right now and I want out!

There are many days I'd like to relive again, a particularly fun St. Patricks Day, my wedding day, the day we found out we were having twins, the day they were born, and many more. Not sure how I'd pick just one.