Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Boy in the Snow

We got about six inches of snow overnight Friday, which is a heck of a lot for North Carolina. I was hoping Conrad would enjoy it, but so far, not so much. I think it's the uncertainty of the footing that bothers him. We went out yesterday and he immediately fell over about five times, then wanted to be carried. Can't say as I blame him. It's no fun feeling like you're not in control of your feet.

We tried it again today and he was over it after about five minutes (so today's time-getting-dressed-to-time-in-the-snow ration was more like 6:1). I think he only humored me for the promise of hot chocolate.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Life with a two-year old

"Hey, it's gonna snow."
"Do you remember snow from last year?"
"We can go outside and play in the snow."
"No. No snow."

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Friday, January 1, 2010

A few observations on the human condition, from I-95

Most obnoxious drivers: NY, NJ, MA. Most clueless/oblivious: SC, NC (sorry, beloved home state).
Impossible to classify but still likely to be doing something stupid: FL.

I also despair of our ability as a nation to master the complex issues facing us when we are unable to grasp the concept, "Slower traffic keep right."

Finally, I'm thinking that I didn't really need the TomTom iPhone app for this trip:

"Take I-95 North... for a long, long time... until you know where you are."

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Disney newlyweds waiting for the character breakfast

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