Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bring it on!

This morning Ethan has fully utilized the "I'm sick" thing to avoid going to school. Does he think I am just the biggest sucker there is? (probably.) He has a field trip going up to the Nature Center in Ogden -they're going snowshoeing and looking for animal tracks, and well, he just doesn't want to do it! For some reason, he doesn't want to wear snowclothes and go on a bus. Who knows why, because it sounds fun to me! So he came up with an ala carte selection of excuses as we are getting him ready: "Mom, my stomach hurts. Do you know why it hurts? Because I have to get up so early." Next, "Mom, my back is really REALLY hurting. I think it's hurting because I have to go on a field trip. " After all the snow clothes are on he says, "See, this is why I don't want to go, because I have to wear so many snow clothes." He finally came out with it as a last ditch effort and said, " I don't want to go to "Oregon" (Ogden) because I don't want to be outside for 2 hours." Oh! Gasp! The Horror! I bet if that kid was standing outside necked for 2 hours in a snowstorm with his handheld video game, he'd do it twice! We try and put limits on the 'electronic entertainment/nightmares for parents' - keep him active and constructive, but The whole video game thing.... it's such a pull for him.... aarrgh!!..........Let the battles begin! He will not win this one.


Kierstin said...

That kid kills me. keep em' coming because I need the daily laugh. It's nice to know that I'm not the only mother with strange children.

The Stones said...

Stay strong...wait, I mean, your FACE stays strong...wait that didn't work...I'll keep trying!

Harmony, Steve and Devyn said...

Wow, I can't imagine not wanting to go on a field trip, that's what you look forward to all year. But nice job Ethan.

Hey I don't blame you for skiing. It sounds like this winter is historic. So you should go as much as you can.

Your comment on Mel's blog had me in stiches. Steve told me to read it and I couldn't stop laughing. I can totally picture her running bra-less from her van.