Monday, February 16, 2009
Day 508 - Poll Results & New Poll
Last week I asked what I should do about our kids' jealousy issues. Fifty-six percent thought I should be diplomatic and pay attention to both kids. Surprisingly, thirty-one percent thought I should ignore the MPAA and allow the kids to watch "Fatal Attraction" to learn the dangers of jealousy. Since the votes were relatively close, I decided to try both approaches on Emma and Andrew. Although it is more difficult to pay attention to both kids at the same time, it does seem to calm down the jealous child fairly quick. And the only result of the kids watching "Fatal Attraction" is that they have a craving for rabbit stew.
Lately, the weather has been pretty cold and rainy -- at least for Los Angeles. Whenever it rains more than a few days in a row and the temperature drops below 60 degrees, the whole city goes into a panic. There are Stormwatch '09 weather segments, drivers freak out on the freeways, and the Los Angeles River fills up emitting the natural scent of urine and feces. Let's go rafting!
Due to the inclement weather, I haven't taken the kids outside. It's unfortunate because they really enjoy walking around and going for strolls to the local Best Buy. Since the kids are a lot more active and seek stimulus now, sometimes I don't know what to do with them. It's especially difficult because everyone has different interests. Emma enjoys books, Andrew enjoys running around, and I enjoy extremely violent and gory video games (not to mention the occasional soft-core porn...).
So all of you experienced parents out there, what do you with your kids all day when you can't take them outside? Do you play DVDs for them? Do you play music for them? Do you play Trivial Pursuit with them and kick their ass at it every single time?