When I was younger, Powerwheels was the toy that I wanted. Every Christmas I would wish for one, and every Christmas I was disappointed. I vowed that my children would have one. Twenty years later, the price shot up to 300+ dollars and I have 3 kids. Do the math.
The other day, Heather informed me that she saw one on Facebook classifieds for $100.00. Before I could say I wanted it, she said, “The money is in my purse.”
Be jealous, gentlemen. I’m lucky.
2004-2005: “I would love nothing more than to be married to you!”
2006-2013: “I would love nothing more than for you to go to the gym.”
2004-2005: I love the smell of your cologne.”
2006-2013: “YOU STINK!”
2004-2005: “What do you want to talk about.”
2006-2013: “Isn’t there something heavy you could be lifting? I have shows to watch!”
Guys, don’t act like I am the only one.
On my road trip to and from Iowa with My Oldest, I found out:
She is a fierce competitor, but does not have as much self-confidence as she puts out.
She runs like the wind, but has the running form of Popeye.
She does whatever is in her power to impress me and is upset with herself when I am not happy (even if it is not about her).
She is very funny, but she sucks at telling jokes.
She is kind.
She has a non-chalant attitude, but cares about other’s opinions.
She screams for independence but wants me right by her side.
She is very book smart, yet very gullible.
She loses everything. Usually, it is right in front of her.
She is very tall for her age and has huge feet, which is why people are surprised when they discover her age.
With all of my deadlines for work and school, I had barely noticed how she is becoming her own person. This is happening way too quickly!
Buying an additional controller just so you can stay up late with your first born playing Sega Genesis trying to pass Streets of Rage.
Bonus: Finding your oldest up early to trying to beat said game on single-player mode. She’d been playing for 2 hours…