Wednesday, June 17, 2009

You Get What You Get

When you have kids you know that the fate of your day is not in your own hands. Ergo, the name of this blog, "View from the Passenger's Seat". It is not that the Hoos is the one doing the driving (although he does do the majority of it when we are together), it is that my kids are the ones controlling our path. Yes, I have free will, and yes, I determine where we go and don't go, but one small infraction, misstep, or action from AK and LP and the entire outing could be ruined.

And yet, when LP and AK are in a good mood, it is like the sun has come out.

The giggles, the smiles, the happy - you can't beat it with a stick or an ice cream cookie sandwich. I would pay real money to guarantee the sunshine everyday.

But, at this juncture, my kids don't want my cash.

They want my time, my attention, and whatever the other one has. They want to go to Stew Leonard's. They want an ice cream two minutes before dinner. They want the type of drinkable yogurt that Jacob has, which is obviously the type we don't have.

They also want me to be psychic and guess what they want, when they want it, and how they want it.

You know? I just want some sunny weather, nice kisses, some hugs, and a good night's sleep.

Guess who will win?

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