Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Forecast: Movie and Heavy Sugar Highs

This is the first summer I've felt comfortable taking all of my kids to see the Free Summer Movie Festival. If you're not familiar, each week in the summer, you can go see predetermined, rerun movies in a real theatre for free! The air-conditioning is free too.

Today, we saw "Wallace and Gromit". My kids don't eat that much candy, so I let them buy a box each week. They also get 50 cents each for video games afterwards.

Thankfully, they usually get full before the box of candy is finished. Usually. I'm sure I look like the worst mother in the world buying four giant movie boxes of candy at 10am!

That's OK, though. The other people don't know how much exercise and vegetables my kids get during the rest of the week.

They do crash from the sugar though and often get crabby. However, the sun is starting to shine and there will be swimming later this afternoon, so I'll be able to weather this storm. After the clouds blow over from me telling them we have to stop at the grocery store on the way.

10 comments:

Heather said...

I'm just stopping by to say hello! I added your blog to my list, and I'd really appreciate it if you would add me to yours (if you have one).

I give my kids candy, and I don't care what people think. They're kids, and candy is part of childhood!

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Katie said...

OK, that was me as I was logged into my work account. I love what you have done so far and looking forward to reading more!
Katie

Cece said...

Hi there! Visiting after your wscmmota email. I have a blog too - http://child-beearing-hips.com! Fun to find a blogger in the area!

Thomas said...

It is GOOD parenting to give them candy occasionally. if you don't they'll always wonder what they were missing and either sneak it when you're not looking or go off to college and eat nothing but. Artful use of candy is also good for your mental health. In our house, lollipops are called "Shut-up-on-a-stick."

Thomas said...

p.s. - "Thomas" is really "Julie." The e-mail account is in his name, apparently.

twinsnsingles said...

Hi Thomas (Julie), you ROCK for reading and commenting on my blog!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

Erica said...

I rock too for reading your blog! I say you go out and buy a big hamster wheel for the house. Give the kids tons of candy and stick them on the treadmill, which will convert the motion to energy to electrify the house!

twinsnsingles said...

Erica, yes. You ROCK too! Hey, can I get you to help me build that contraption? I will never have to pay another electric bill EVER!

varunner said...

Hi! Hopping over from the first blog post link up.
I can only take sugar highs in limited doses, so I plan very carefully ;-)

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