I know, I know, I promised that last week was the last vacation-related post but this one is only marginally related. It has to do with a funny conversation that happened while we were driving.
I mentioned that even on all-day drives we limit the kids' screen time. I think it's good for them to be bored, figure out how to entertain themselves, create new games and beautiful artwork.
It also frequently helps make hysterical memories . . . like this one. What started as some rousing games of MASH (Remember that one? Mansion Apartment Shack House?) turned into a discussion about who our 9-year-old daughter had a crush on at school. After deciding to reveal the boy's name, she was silent for a few minutes and then declared, "Actually, I don't have a crush on him anymore."
Of course we were curious as to what led her to that decision, so she outlined these five reasons he is no longer crush-worthy:
1. She hates his best friend
2. He says bad words (I am shocked that this bothers her)
3. He doesn't pay attention to the teacher
4. He's been sent to the principal too many times
5. He takes one shoe off in every special (This one is clearly the weirdest and the best)
After that, I decided to try to make up a new sort of MASH board (maybe Mom was a little travel-bored too, okay?) that was non-crush-related. I call it LOWS--Long weekend, Overnight, Week, Stay forever.
We determined that she would travel by dolphin with Alan Walker (a Norwegian DJ or YouTuber or something? Both?) to China where they would eat peanuts, stay in an Airbnb, spend time roller skating and buy a stuffed animal unicorn as a souvenir . . . oh, and stay there forever. I will sure miss her funny conversations when she goes.