Tuesday, June 8, 2010
104 Day of Summer Vacation
I have a new favorite cartoon to watch with the boys. If you get the Disney channel you already know by the title what I'm talking about. Oh yeah, it's Phineas and Ferb!
There's 104 Days of Summer Vacation,
And School comes along just to End it.
So the Annual Problem for our Generation,
Is finding a good way to Spend it.
Building a Rocket,
Or fighting a Mummy,
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower,
Discovering something that doesnt exist, (Phineas: Hey!)
Or giving a Monkey a Shower.
Surfing Tidal Waves,
Or locating Frankenstein's Brain, (Phineas: It's Over Here!)
Finding a Dodo Bird,
Painting a Continent,
Or driving your Sister insane! (Candice: Phineas!)
As you can see, Theres a whole lot of Stuff to do
Before School starts this fall, (Phineas: Come on, Perry!)
So stick with us, cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! (X 2)
(CANDICE: MOM! Phineas and Ferb are making a Title Sequence!)
The boys and I spent last week doing a whole lot of nothing in the form of running errands, watching TV and cleaning house. Did we do ONE summery thing last week on our own? Nope. As they finished up an episode of Phineas and Ferb this morning, I started talking with them about the show. Which character was their favorite and why. No one choose Candice. Why? "Well, because she doesn't DO anything." Ah ha! Just like you guys have been doing nothing? Little light bulbs went off in their heads. Don't you love it when that happens? I asked them to remember what they did after TV time was over each day. So far it had been nothing. They were a little disappointed in themselves at that point I think. So we sat down and wrote a list of the things they wanted to do this summer:
Camping under the Stars
Learn to make cups (that one is G's - that boy is a sucker for a field trip!)
Build a clubhouse
Hang out in a Hot Tub
Go to Spring Park
Have an airsoft/paintball War
Water gun fight
Visit a Waterpark
Build a robot
Meet the Mythbusters (that may have to be a long term goal - LOL)
Make a card tower
Buy Ice Cream from an Ice Cream Truck
Family Game night (twice a week)
No Eiffel Towers or Dodo birds, but I think it's a fine list for the summer. Don't you?