Friday, August 08, 2008

Blue appendages, appalling apparel and nasty taffy...
The kids are in bed after a full day of activities. Despite the Oregonian surf being waaaay too cold for sensible adults like Mr. Wonderful and myself, the boys spent hours in the water twice today. I had to run to the grocery store to purchase hot chocolate mix to warm them up. The Love Magnet did not get into the water, but her fingers turned purple just from playing in the sand. That didn't stop her from building her version of sandcastles with rainbows.

Among our activities today was looking at souvenirs to take home. We usually buy the kids a
t-shirt to remind them of fun vacation times. Unfortunately the t-shirts we found on this trip are not ones I would EVER let my children wear:

There was a little girls t-shirt in black with sequined neckline and a sequined outline of a shark with the caption underneath: MAN EATER

Um, no. This was at the aquarium. Do these people not think about these ideas first?

Then there was a pirate t-shirt at the restaurant we ate at tonight. In sizes for my boys, they were proudly emblazoned with BOOTY HUNTER.

Big Fat No. What are they thinking?

Maybe we'll stop for t-shirts later. Maybe we'll just find something else. I think we'll count the boy's kites as souvenirs. There is also half a bag of the most awful salt water taffy I've ever had. Would that count for sentimental value?

At least all the picture I have taken are priceless.


CandyandLadybugs said...
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Haley said...

This makes me want to take a vacation! We're coming out Sept. 29 - Oct. 8th and want to do a big family picture. What do you think? Can you make it down?

MrsVJW said...

There are even 20-something parents who are a little appalled by the adult-ness some people are trying to push on kids.

The brother-in-law is my age, his wife is still in her late 20s. Their oldest had "pre-preschool summer camp" this year. As a part of the end of it, they had a ceremony where the kids sang some songs and they gave out awards to all the kids. The nephew? His was "Biggest Flirt". Mom and Dad are not at all happy. He is a charmer, and thanks to mom he knows how to treat girls well (although I don't think I count as a girl, he still plays kung fu with me). But at that young age? Flirt?? Can't you just let kids have the fun of being kids?