December 28, 2008
Several days after Santa's visit, Junior is glued to his new Nintendo DS games, but I'm hoping he'll pause at some point to read Nic Bishop's Frogs, one of his other presents. We're relaxing, eating like we're squirrels storing up for the winter, and appreciating the slow pace of the school break. I've read three books so far. Hope you have, too!
Watch out for those video games. They're very addictive, especially to teenage boys. Take it from me!
And read "Boys Adrift."
Posted by: douglas florian | December 28, 2008 at 08:43 PM
Douglas, gosh, I can see the video-game thing already; we've already wondered if the DS was a good idea. It definitely takes up some time that could be spent reading. Will check out "Boys Adrift."
Posted by: Susan (Chicken Spaghetti) | December 28, 2008 at 09:53 PM
Oh, Susan, I'm with ya! My parents got Kiddo a DS for Christmas (at our suggestion) and it's been NONSTOP for the past 4 days - in fact, we've started putting some time limits on it. I got her the "Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys & Girls" because I thought it would be fun...I can't get her to even glance at it. Siiiiigh.
Posted by: Laura | December 29, 2008 at 01:49 PM
Yes, it's been nonstop here, too, Laura. We are coming up with limits to start Jan. 1.
The Betty Crocker cookbook does sound fun. Jr. and I have plans to make a spice cake for the grandparents.
Posted by: Susan_Thomsen | December 29, 2008 at 09:50 PM
I've indulged in lots of reading, also! Your analogy about eating like squirrels storing up for winter is so true here, as well. :)
Happy New Year!
Posted by: Karen | December 31, 2008 at 10:55 AM
Karen, the treadmill is calling my name for '09!
Happy New Year to you, too.
Posted by: Susan (Chicken Spaghetti) | December 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM
Lucas seems to go through phases where he wants to play videogames a lot, and then he'll forget about them for a few days, and then he'll want to play again. It seems to mostly balance out.
Posted by: adrienne | December 31, 2008 at 12:58 PM
That's good to know--that it balances out. Today we made a spice cake and did other things.
Posted by: Susan_Thomsen | December 31, 2008 at 06:32 PM
One thing we've considered is "buying" DS time...for every minute that Kiddo reads, she earns a minute on the DS. So part of her daily homework from school is 20 minutes of reading, which would then "buy" her 20 minutes of DS time.
But I'm not sure yet. It seems like it might make her dread reading even more...
Posted by: Laura | January 05, 2009 at 12:10 PM