Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a week, but I decided that I needed to leave the laptop alone and hang out with the family.Â We went to the zoo, a holiday train show andÂ to RokefellerÂ Center to gawk at the tree.Â Â The wife and I took inÂ theÂ Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness, and we shopped at Macy’s.Â There’s nothing like December in New York.Â
All things considered, the actual holiday was a success.Â Devin got lots of stuff that he didn’t know he wanted like a Fisher Price Kid-Crap camera and a Spiderman laptop that teaches spelling.Â He also got a couple of things that he hasn’t touched because out of the box they didn’t work, like a Leapster TV video game and a Sponge Bob DVD player (shut up, I know I’m a bad parent for buying a three year old a DVD player, but I don’t care and it didn’t work anyway).Â
Then there wasÂ the battery-powered Polar Express.Â That little thing has not left my kid’s side since he opened the box.Â I’ve already replaced the batteries twice and I fear that keeping the express rolling will cost me a fortune.Â According to one of his teachers, yesterday Devin told every single parent that walked through the door ofÂ his school,Â and every staff person, that he got aÂ PolarÂ Express for Christmas.Â He didn’t even mention the other toys.Â
There were, of course,Â a few minor glitches.Â Â Like when the Devil emerged after hours of quiet play and destroyed his Imaginarium wooden train set in a fit of rage (picture Godzilla wrecking Tokyo) because the Express couldn’t pull a line of about 20 trains up a hill.Â And the fact that the radio station here in NY that was playing 24-hours ofÂ holiday songs since Thanksgiving went back to it’s regularÂ lite music format the day after Christmas caused a meltdown of epic proportions.Â And finallyÂ his having a cold for the last week didn’t help much either – he coughed, sneezed, and rubbed snot on every corner of the house.Â Other than that, it was all good.Â
Sounds like a very Merry X-mas to me. LOL at Devin rubbing snot on every corner of the house. Been there done that times 3 kids and the littlest one will make it 4. He hasn’t had a real good snotty cold since he’s been walking, but when he does Eeeesh!
Hope you all have a fabulous New Year!