Monday, August 30, 2010
is there anything better than beginning the day like this?
the morning started crazy with the kids grumpy and sour. it got to be a (bad) habit to start the day with television in denmark. you know, vacation. usually there's no such thing as morning tv here. not so much because of principles as plain practicality. it just doesn't work. it always ends up in fights about what to see and how much to see and not being able to finish what was started. no good way to start a day. so morning tv is only happening once a week. if the kids remember, that is.
so, the kids went on a cold turkey as we got back home. no television - at least not until the heat gets so bad in the afternoon that we need to chill and relax inside the house. and now, after a week we still have mornings where they get pretty grumpy about that. in the whining and unbearable way. like this morning.
D escaped for work, and my mom - who came back with me and the kids - and i just looked at each other, packed the breakfast down in bags and headed for the beach. that, i tell you, is the best way to start the day.
oh, it's good to be back.