Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl Sunday

We don't do football, therefore we don't do superbowl sunday. We don't do much television either, therefore we don't do superbowl sunday commercials. We do however see Superbowl Sunday as an opportunity to get out of the house and frequent places with the possibility of a little less congestion. Two years ago we went to Boston, I remember being thrilled at the idea of being able to park in downtown crossing (without having to pump the meter, b/c it was sunday!). We considered Maine; however, we got off to a late start, so decided to head south...

We went to Friendly's for lunch. I love sharing with my boys; however I was starving and opted that each person, big and small would get their own meal - great choice! Kingston colored as we waited for our food, he even bit off the top of the crayon, leaving a blue residue on his teeth, I just finger sweeped in and took it out, as if I had done it before. Despite his crayon biting action, he loves coloring!

Anyways, Kingston had chicken fingers & mandarin oranges.. mark and I had "big people" sandwiches. A sandwich I wasn't interested in sharing... sometimes it's okay to be selfish! Kingston's chix fingers was well worth the $5.49, considering he got a cup with lid & straw. He's tried a sippy cup with straw before and just couldn't suck hard enough to get the fluid out, i "primed" it and well, it was no easy feat. That sippy cup is sitting in the cabinet... WAY in the back! Well, lets just say he mastered the sucking on the straw today, he was SO excited he sucked so hard that he got WAY to much milk in his little mouth, if it wasn't for the see-through container, i would have been convinced he drank more than half. And then he opened his mouth and let it all pour out. I suppose I'd do the same thing the first go-round with a straw. We transfered the rest of the contents into the infamous sippy cup (without straw!). Then the waitress came and asked about desert! Sweet, I thought, we ordered Kingston a "Monster Mash Sundae". He's a monster, and it's sunday! :) how appropriate! It was delicious, Kingston would agree! We shared it, and if you read my last post you know Mark and I just celebrated 5 years... well, I learned something new today, he doesn't like Mint Choc. Chip Ice cream... one may think that's a crime, however, I'm okay with that... it's one less boy i had to share ice cream with today! Just goes to show, we are still learning new things about one another.... life is good!

Our day was then followed up by a trip to the mall, a sure cure for cabin fever while we experience weather in the teens and freezing wind chill temps! I even let Kingston play in the "play" area at the mall, complete with a ride on the train. And that's my new lesson... how to explain to my toddler that playing for 20 minutes is long enough, and ONE ride is enough? Poor thing had a fit afterwards, and it broke my heart to walk away with him crying. He doesn't understand one ride, and has no concept of time, if I let him guide the trip to the mall, we'd still be there, hiding under the tunnels, in hopes the security guard doesn't find us, giggling as we poke our heads around the corner of the playhouse! As parents we are challenged, as parents of a very inquisitive, curious toddler we are challenged daily. I think for now we may just avoid "those" areas. :)

Speaking of "Life is Good" - i had my shirt on today, a classic life is good with a starfish. As kingston played in the kids zone at the mall, this slim four foot lil girl came over, read my shirt out loud "life is good?" and then smiled! I was amazed! I said, "WOW, you can read?!" she replied "well yes, i'm almost 6!" and i sat there dumbfounded! She looked about 4-5 and well, she was a little person! Little people amaze me! I couldn't help but wonder when kingston will read. :)

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