I’m scared. Christmas break is here and we have nothing planned for the next week and a half. And I mean nothing. You may as well just start feeding me the valium now. My boys would be perfectly happy turning into zombies and playing endless hours of Xbox. But, that makes me crazy because I know their brains are slowly degenerating and besides, eventually even gaming loses its appeal for them.
I know, I know, I’ve got to get proactive and start planning some activities. But, I’m really at a loss here. Because if we leave the house, the boys really only have a few destinations in mind that appeal to them:
The Basketball Hall of Fame (only an hour and 45 minutes away…oh joy)
A Knicks Game (can anyone spare a thousand dollars please?)
A video arcade (why drag them there when they can play for free at home?)
Indoor Go-Karts (okay…but then the fun is over in about 5 minutes)
A movie (yeah great, but try to find a movie that three boys ranging in age from 9-15 will agree on seeing)
A museum (maybe, just maybe, but it better be the kind of museum where they have interactive displays and if the boys start wrestling in the hallways, we won’t get kicked out)
Ice skating (all three of them actually like to skate so this could work for a few hours. However, I don’t like to be cold when I’m indoors. After one cup of hot cocoa, I’m usually ready to pack it in).
As you can see, I’m kind of in a bind here. Screwed actually.
So please, if you have any suggestions, please send them my way. I’m willing to entertain any and all ideas. Anything to save me from the boredom – and bedlam – that is about to overtake my home.