The White House

The White House

Friday, December 30, 2011

How Long Will They Play?

Given an electronic device how long will children get sucked into them?

The answer is: Forever!

It’s 30-some below zero, we can’t go outside, no one wants to “learn” (this is vacation after all) so the kids all put their noses into computers, iPods and Nooks. I finally got out of my 4-day-d0-absolutely-nothing funk and cleaned the kitchen. And part of the living room. (Yes, it took that long to do that little bit. It was that bad).

Those kids couldn’t be pried from their gaming activities. Tomorrow I’m hiding all electronic devices and we are going to set up fish tanks. (My husband and I did go through some files. We found expired debit cards from 2005. Titles to vehicles that no longer exist mixed in with Kindergarten photos of our kids and a newspaper clipping of him at ten. Gosh, guess while we were raising 8 kids we never had time to organize our stuff).

Puppies will sleep anywhere.


And they really want to play with rabbits even when the rabbit doesn’t want to because they are barking incessantly in their face.


I need a haircut. My “bangs” were in my eyes while I was trying to clean the kitchen. I couldn’t take it. I pulled them up and wore this thing on the top of my head all day. It was really hard for the kids to take me seriously. I look like I belong in Whooville. Or maybe I’m just getting ready for the owner-Shih Tzu look-alike contest.


Some one loves her monkey.


Geez, with all the dog photos you’d think I didn’t love the kids anymore. Well, I do, but do you have any idea what happens to children on Christmas vacation locked in the house because it is insanely cold outside? They’ve been in here for nine days!!Those who have experienced cabin fever completely understand why I love the dog so much right now.

And tomorrow is supposed to be colder. Yea.

Now I’m go to bundle up and herd the kids up to their beds. Really.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL - your "Whoville" comment cracked me up. That puppy is just so adorable. I think she's going to bring you good luck for the new year. Happy New Year Gayle! I love your blog and I'm praying that 2012 will be a blessed year for you and your family.

Lori Skoog said...

I love Sophie!

Humble wife said...

Ok...I have forgotten my comment because of the hair! Love that photo and think it should be on the sidebar!!!