Saturday, March 28, 2009

No longer needed....

K, so I expected to not be a superstar in my kids' lives say when they were teenagers, but at 2 and 3 I'm already losing it? Really, am I that boring? There have been a couple recent days where I am begging/prying the boys away from each other and their toys to get them out of the house to do something "fun." "Come on, guys, don't you want to go do something fun? We can go outside, go to the park, go surprise Daddy..." And the response I've been getting, "Yeah in a minute. We're busy." And they are. They have things going on. Building this, wrecking that, laughing/tickling each other. And I'm offering them genuinely entertaining opportunities that would still allow them to hang out, laugh, etc. Yosh and I had a baby-sitter coming last night. In the end we called her and were like, "Um, can we come pick you up right now cuz our boys want nothing to do with us so we might as well go do something fun without them." (Maybe that's the trick...make them jealous!) Luckily she was up for it and we squeezed in an extra hour. Proof that we are still fun:

We took them to a couple of World Classic Baseball games. Nancy even made it out to one of them with us.

Even let Dallin B be the photographer. Now that's real fun.
So funny story. The first game we went to was Venezuela vs Korea. The game was being announced in all three languages. Someway into the game, Dallin turns to Yosh and says, "I know how they say single" and proceeds to give a nod, Korean style if you will!

Today we took them to see Monsters vs Aliens (which was once again a convincing effort to get them out of the house). Now I have to say, this movie was way below par. For what I would consider their targeted audience, it was too violent, scary, and the plot line too advanced. Not worth the 50 bucks it costs anymore to take the whole fam to the movie.

There's this restaurant called the Proud Bird right by the airport. Ever since we moved here, we've been saying we need to eat there. The boys would love watching so many planes come in and surely it would be a great experience. Today Yosh made it happen. It was decent food and we saw our fair share of planes come in to land.


So the division in our lives is not caused by lack of entertainment, that I promise you. And I must say the time they do want to spend with us is more QT, you know reading, cuddling, giggling, etc. So maybe it's not such a bad thing. Just didn't think it was possible to have 2 semi-independant kids! I guess I better enjoy the little freedom before reality reintroduces itself in June...

4 comments:

Cassi said...

Man, I try so hard to get Coop to play with his toys by himself but he just won't do it! He has to be wherever I am in the house. I can't wait till Carter is old enough to play with him! Lucky you!

Jen said...

As long as they still like the cuddling. That's heaven ;) How far apart in age are they? I would love for Noah to have a playmate but I don't think I could stand 2 kids in diapers at the same time.

Emily said...

Love that they are buddies. Crazy how fast your family is growing up. I have not said congrats on number three, so congrats to you and Yosh. Love, Emily Reese

Jamie said...

I wish my kids would be more like that! They want me to entertain them all day. What's the secret?