Just before Black Friday of 2016, I actually had some blog money that was unspoken for, meaning I could actually check out the deals.
Short story even shorter, I hit The Source and scored a deal on a 40 inch TV, an Xbox One S and a second controller. I was pleased.
Now the idea behind it was, we really felt a TV in the basement would help us get our living room back from the kids. They could watch Netflix and eat their snacks in the basement and leave our nice stuff, nice.
The Xbox was an added bonus for the boys. It came with Minecraft which is Harry’s new obsession.
I have not really gone into great detail in setting up accounts and security, so right now my PayPal is connected but you don’t need a password to buy.
The other day while I was upstairs watching TV and the boys were in the basement playing Minecraft, I got an email with the subject line – Your Microsoft order of Skyrim Mash-up: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.
Hey parents, do any of you have kids that just eat their dinner without a fuss? You do? Liers!
Meal times have been a struggle lately, mostly with Charlie. He seems to think dessert is one of the meals of the day and not a nice treat after eating the meal you are supposed to eat first.
You know what I am talking about.
- My tummy is full
- I don’t like that
- I am not hungry anymore
- What’s that green thing on there
- I don’t want dinner tonight
All classics in our house. I also want to mention we never cook anything we don’t think the boys will like. It certainly limits what we get to enjoy, but we do it anyways.
As the year closes, I have been pulled in by my computer to put a stamp on 2016, in my own words. If you simply live your life through your social feed, it has been a shitty one. So many celebs we grew up with passing away, the whole Trump thing and an endless supply of other WTF moments. While I agree the last 365 days have been overall bad, I do want to focus on all the good, especially when it comes to my personal life.
Remember, life is how you look at it, so I suggest stop dwelling in the negative and celebrate the good times a lot more.
All week I have been reading about Donald J. Trump scrapping this and scrapping that as he prepares to become the leader of the free world. To me it seems like he is getting rid of things just because he can and there is no reason other than it’s change.
Whether it is trade relations, climate research, immigrants living in the country or so many other actual issues, Trump is just chomping at the bit to flush it all down the toilet, which probably leads to the swamp he said he would drain.
It doesn’t need to make sense. It doesn’t need to make things better. It just has to be filed under change.
So in honour of Mr. Trump and his scrapping ways, I wanted to share a list full of things that I would scrap if I could even if they are important. Buckle up, this post is going to be HUGE.