My kids and I traveled to Washington DC last week and got caught in the middle of a huge winter storm. They say it doesn’t snow there that much but that didn’t appear to be the case when we were there.
The snow was so heavy there were trees down everywhere, power lines down, and our hotel was without power for three days. We made the best of it and the boys learned a good lesson about how to make the best out of a bad situation.
As luck would have it, we took our brand new Jeep down there and the second day we were there a tree came crashing down on top of the hood. Our insurance will obviously cover the damage, but I was pretty upset that it happened. The tree was old and should have been pruned back. The tree guys told me it was probably overdue for care.
The hotel promised us they would have someone out within an hour or two to clean everything up but that never happened. Later that night I got sick of waiting and called my own tree removal company. They came out and chopped up the tree and got it off my Jeep. They were nice guys and they work hard especially considering it was a Thursday night. I just want to send out a huge thank you to G&V Tree and Landscaping Services for everything they did.
The hotel paid the bill and I guess that was one nice thing they did. The boys and I went out and found a movie theater that had power so we saw a few movies.
I will say this, Washington DC is an amazing city. Snow or not…we had a great time!
Friday the thirteenth. I believe should be anxious today of dark felines, open steps, and a pack of other poo which has been exposed by science, yet not being a superstitious person, I thought I could help guardians with 13 things they truly need to stress over – not simply on Friday the thirteenth.
Always reminds me of this song:
If you don’t mind read and remark with tongue planted immovably in your cheek. They are all valid, in any case, your level of stress and dread will be dictated by the age of your kids and the quantity of kids you have – meaning more children more often than not meets less feelings of trepidation…
Sit tight, look out for open steps and how about we go!
13. Kids + playdates + school = germs and infection. Keep in mind that hostile to bacterial anything is underhanded and ensure that you have the greater part of your regular and therapeutic helpers available in addition to a huge amount of tissues. You’ll overlook what it resembles to be sound once in a while.
12. It’s best to never sit in on a tyke’s playdate in light of the fact that you will be humiliated by what your tyke says/does and you’ll need to send them to life experience school or never permit them to have playdates again.
11. Apparel – when children are youthful, you get them hues they like and you stock up, yet then that day will come when they will abhor everything in their drawers and decline to go to class. You can’t get ready for this day, you can’t bring them with you and purchase what they need as it were. They wake up loathing everybody…
10. … and everybody. Before the closet calamity, comes the child rearing acknowledgment that they can’t stand you/can’t remain to associate with you/be seen with you/won’t hold your submit open. IT’s truly difficult to acknowledge, considering all that you’ve accomplished for them (selfish), that is until…
9. … They require stuff and they require it to be favor, and costly and they require it now. Never again is that 10-year old Wii that they never play with sufficient, in light of the fact that little Jimmy has a PS4, and little Jane has a X-box… When they require something they will be in your face constantly, remind you a thousand times each day, and go amongst asking and outrage as they attempt to make sense of what it will take to motivate you to do as it’s been said. They’ll drive you to the bluff of rational soundness and if pushing you over gets them what they need, I trust you’ve pressed a parachute.
8. Children are extraordinary at arranging their position when they need something yet when you require them to clean their rooms, get after themselves, or wipe their dishes off the table, good fortunes! Nothing can be more disappointing to guardians than having children who just can’t/or decline to comprehend the fundamental introduce of cleanliness
7. Be careful school sacks and lunch boxes, particularly following 2-weeks of occasion break. The substance of a plastic holder which at one time held lunch however now contains a regurgitation scented science test can scar a parent forever.
6. I don’t have to really expound here, yet youngsters’ clothing which get hurled in the clothing and have sat there for a few day and ought to have been conveyed to the guardians’ consideration before they smell/touch/spread all through whatever is left of the clothing/house.
5. As a youngster I was scarred when somebody came into our school (likely General Wellbeing) with these pink bite tablets and when we bit them the plaque on our teeth turned dull pink. I was stunned to bite the tablets additionally turned into an over the top tooth brusher/flosser sometime down the road. In the event that they instrument was still accessible, and we offered them to our kids, the outcome would stun, particularly when we pass the tooth brushing on to them.
4. Discover the children concealing spot in the house/auto… I challenge you. The confection wrappers, bit gum (particularly in the event that you don’t give them a chance to bite gum) and other poop they have amassed/acquired/stolen/broken would make you detach your hair.
3. Rest! UGH. You’ll never get enough, never make up the lost rest, which makes you look and feel more seasoned, and overlook dozing in your own bed! There are evenings where I have dozed in each youngster’s bed with them due to; bad dreams, climate, danger of terrible climate, infection, risk of affliction, dejection, control, I woke them up, or in light of the fact that they’re children and children are magnificent and simply need the consideration. Investing quality energy with your children and being there for them is marvelous on the grounds that there will come a day when the believe you’re gross, however concerning your rest… Forget about it! It’s over.
2. Whenever young ladies and young men go from being “yucky” and “gross” to quiet. That hush implies they have paid heed and it may be the ideal opportunity for that adolescence check (armpit hair). At that point it’s an entire diverse ball game, my companions! A totally unique arrangement of bad dreams and stresses.
1. When you get everything made sense of and everything is by all accounts all together (which means you at last broke them and they are completely going along, or they’re moving out to go to College) you understand exactly the amount will miss them. Miss getting after them. Miss instructing them to bite with their mouths close. Miss giving them exhortation and miss their organization, their faculties of silliness, and they capacity to help up a room (or clear that room).
So ensure this Friday the thirteenth, after you disclose to your children the myths and superstitions, that you embrace them, kiss them and let them know you adore them.
Where it counts they adore you as well and may even let it out today (yet take it back tomorrow).