As we were preparing for vacation, we could not decide what to do with our puppy. We went through a mental list of all the kids and adults who could take care of him and decided he was too much work to ask, even if we paid them. We looked at kennels. We found a place, called Noahs Pet Hotel and Spa. Oh! This definitely got the ok from the boys. They felt very happy our puppy was going to be spending the week at a spa while we were on vacation. When we dropped the dog off the boys were surprised. They said this is not at all what the name said and was more of a glorified pound. They were right. So we had a teaching moment.
4 days later we are walking on the Boardwalk coming back from our traditional go- kart family racing. This has been one fun thing where we spend money on the boardwalk. With 11 people any boardwalk would quickly become a money pit, so the kids know, don't even ask for anything else. As we are leaving the go karts, my 12 year old finds 11 tickets. And in unison the boys beg to go on Alien Abduction. Really? Alien Abduction. We told them they only want to go on that ride because of the name and they insist that is not at all the case! They wanted to go on this ride ever since they saw it etc, .. we add another $20 so they could all go on Alien Abduction. They were very happy with this breaking of the rules and ran onto the ride (not one other person in line) I waited outside with my husband....the alien ship closed with the kids were inside...the ride starts spinning very very fast....and we could hear the screams...after what seemed like forever the ride opens up and the kids crawl out...dizzy and greenish looking. They knew they really could not say what the ride was like so they said, "Oh, it was great." Another teaching moment!