Usually when I go two weeks without posting I have a pretty good excuse why. Usually it's because there just hasn't been much going on that's blog worthy or because there has been so much going on I just haven't had time to blog about it.
This time I have a different excuse as neither of those excuses are true. I have lots to post: Christmas, playing in the snow, our trip to Oklahoma, etc..... and we will be on snow day #3 for the week, tomorrow so I do have time. Between dressing and undressing 3 children in snow proof pants and shirts, two pair of socks, snow boots, coats, hats, and mittens- about 16 times a day, then cleaning up the mess of dirty, melted snow between each time of coming in "to warm up" so we can repeat the process...... I do have time.
So, my excuse this time is my computer, which has become painfully slow lately. It goes from bad to worse any time I try to open up my pictures. It freezes the computer up and makes it unusable- it won't do anything, sometimes I can't even get it to shut down so I can start over. Since I can't use my pictures, and WHAT is a blog post without a picture?... I haven't been blogging. I am going to get an external hard drive to put my pictures on so I can take them off this computer. Any other suggestions?
I'll leave you with this funny story, since I can't include some cute picture.
The other day while driving in the van I saw a wrecker with a badly wrecked car on it. I pointed it out to Rhett, and his response was, "Cool!! Mom, sometime can we have a wreck?"- Ok, that's not the funny part. I talked to him about the seriousness of a wreck and how maybe on his video games or on tv a car may have a wreck then just go on like nothing happened, but this is NOT how it happens in real life. I explained that sometimes people get hurt really bad in car wrecks, and sometimes even die!!- and that even if you don't get hurt, your car may be damaged and you wouldn't have a car to drive anymore.
He listened to all this then we had this conversation:
Rhett: "Well if our car didn't work anymore, we could just go get one of those that no one is using."
Me: "There are not just cars out there that no one is using that we can take. Cars belong to someone and they use them."
Rhett: "Yes there are. I see them all the time. There are lots of cars that no one is using and they are all shiny and sometimes they even have balloons on them!"
(Did you get that he is describing a car lot?)
Isn't is funny to get a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a child. To him a car lot is just a bunch of pretty cars lined up waiting for someone to come and use them. I'm sure he wonders why we drive the same old boring van day in and day out when we could just go pick up one of these balloon adorned beauties!