Today is Wednesday. Also known as day three of school vacation week. Also, also known as Mom is losing her fruit loopin’ mind day. The kids are bored. All of them. And I guess it’s my fault because they are punishing me for their boredom. Anyone else going through this?
So, today I decided to take the girls grocery shopping. That’s fun, right? Ok, we both know it’s not fun, but they don’t know that. I convinced them to be my coupon assistants and believe it or not, it worked. An hour and a half at the grocery store and not only did I get everything on my list, but the girls had fun too.
Before I go on with this story, I have to share this picture with you. I’m not sure what’s more laughable. The fact that these apples cost a buck for one solitary apple or that the original price was $1.99. Those are indeed some Crazy Apples. At least there’s some truth in advertising there.
Yes, I do realize that grocery shopping is not the most riveting school break activity for kids. So, after grocery shopping I took all four of them bowling. Bowling and brawling are very similar words. I figured that if I didn’t choose the former, I’d eventually get the latter if I didn’t get these kids out of the house asap.
We headed up to Alley Kat Lane in Kingston. A very nice joint with both ten pin and candle pin bowling. We went with ten pin and had the bumpers added to the lane. Anything to avoid frustrating the little ones, you know?
But here’s the thing about my kids….
They are all fiercely competitive. They all want to be the winner. And as we all know, that’s just not going to happen. Especially when the two littlest weigh almost as much as the bowling ball.
Playing with two strapping big brothers who smashed the pins with all of their bottled up teen angst just didn’t go over well with the girls.
Toss into the mix that their brothers think that giving their sisters tips like “lean the way you want the ball to go” is hysterically funny does not help matters either.
And of course the girls believe them.
See what I mean? And when it doesn’t work, who’s to blame? Mom of course. It’s usually my fault.
And before you think I’m being dramatic here, I thought I’d share one of Leela’s turns. Just to show you how relaxing and fun she found this to be…
You can’t say I didn’t try. So, tomorrow when I awake to the words “I’m bored” at 6am, I’m pulling the covers up over my head and I’m going back to sleep until Monday.