I just spent 12 hours away from my home on a glorious Saturday so my 12 year old son could participate in his team's basketball tournament. It was 30 miles away. His team had 4 games. We left at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. game.
He then played at 1 p.m.
It was a tenth of a spot short of torture (see this blog Pigskin Proverb) but I did it.
I did it wearing a Titans t-shirt (really, you need to read Pigskin Proverb)
I packed the van with more treats and beverages than the concession stand could believe.
If I was gonna pay $10 to sit on rock hard bleachers you can be darn sure I'm not paying you for a Snickers bar I can buy myself at half the price.
I'm frugal like that.
Anyway, just for kicks I thought it would be a hoot to keep track of all the questions my adorable, curious, inquisitive 7 year old twins bombarded me with in the course of said day.
|my Twitter feed from the tournament|
Did I mention I had to drag them to the tournament? (I mean you didn't think all those snacks I was carrying around was for me did you???? C'mon!)
Anyway, God as my witness this is the completed list of questions they asked me from 8 a.m. until we arrived at home at 8:30 p.m.
How did I keep track? I had my Blackberry out all day. I typed in every question they asked. I think it's what kept my sanity.
So enjoy ....
Why do I have to go? Why did you wake me up? Can I eat breakfast in the van? Are we there yet? Why did she put an 'X' on my hand? What if it washes off? But what if it does? Are we home? Are we winning? Can I go to bathroom? Why is that team all blue? Mom, here take my trash! Where do I put it then? Can I go back to bathroom then? Look! Is this a real bubble? Why does E get to sit up there? How far do these chairs go? Why won't Abby give me a piece of her candy? That's not fair, is it? Can we go to the way, way top? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Did they get 2nd? Can we go home now? Do I hafta go to bed as soon as we get home? Can't we stay up? Can't I ride home with dad? Will you be lonely if I ride home with Dad?
originally posted jan 7 2012