Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One Step Closer...

...to the edge and I'm about to break.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of the few days in the year when the kids and I have the day off and my wife doesn't.  What does this mean?  It means that I have to singlehandly watch all 3 children under the age of 8.  I watch the kids all the time, but only in pairs, never all 3 at the same time!  I don't think I am certified for this.  I must have slept through this class in college.

Here's my plan:
1)  Surround the 6 MO with pillows, give her soft non-swallowable toys.  Feed and change according to the instructions.
2)  Turn on Xbox and put in Rock Band for the 2 boys.
3)  Suppress the urge to scream every time they play One Step Closer. (it's not a bad song, but, dear Gods, there are only so many times that you can hear a 7 YO sing it before you lose your last grasp on sanity)

I guess I shouldn't have stayed up until 2 AM playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  I could stop at any time.  It's just a game.  I don't need to play.  Who the hell am I kidding?  I am addicted.  I blame this addiction on Patrick.  I would have been fine playing other Xbox games like NHL or Rock Band, but no, Patrick had to introduce me to first person shooters.  It all started with Halo 3 and it only got worse.

Well, the Rock Band lasted only a short time and we quickly discovered that Discovery was hosting an all day Mythbusters Superfan Marathon.  I am a huge fan of Mythbusters and thankfully, my kids are too.  They actually ask to watch it instead of cartoons!  All throughout the marathon, they have been hyping the Mythbusters Superfan Sweepstakes, a chance to win a trip to Comic-Con 2010 and meet Jamie and Adam! All you have to do is 1) follow Mythbusters on Twitter and 2) tweet a sweepstakes message each day.  I am accepting gifts, bribes, etc. for a chance to come with me when I win.  I figure my odds of winning this are much better than my odds of winning a Megamillions jackpot.

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