Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tired on the Teetertotter

We went to a park yesterday...covered in litter.  That's a big issue over here.  People just expect someone else to clean up after them, so leaving your trash everywhere just happens.  We've made sure Z knows she isn't to do it, but it's still disheartening when a playground is covered in chip bags, bottles, and other pieces of trash.  It's such a shame because the actual playground equipment was nice, but yeah, not going back.

Liam's car battery died after Z put the keys in the ignition while Liam was bringing in the groceries.  We had to wait for one of the non-hungover friends with jumper cables to bring them over in the morning.  Boo has also been walking more and conquered the climbing up onto the kid Ikea wooden chairs that we have. This is fun because she can now pull herself up to sit in them, but what it actually means is she stands up on the chair backwards and attempts to sit down completely missing the seat part of the chair.  So needless to say, those don't come out unless I'm around to play spotter.

We had a date night during the week at a steak buffet.  We were kind of shocked at how much we got for the price, plus the mom group I belong to got us another 30% off of our bill! Score.  We will go again at the end of March, but this time I'm not going to fill up on salad.  But the Yorkshire puddings were freaking amazing!  I'm also trying to decide which hobby I should undertake to keep me entertained while the little ones are napping or otherwise occupied.  Sewing? Finally learning Arabic? Guitar? Project life? 

4 comments:

  1. Such a shame about the litter. Glad you got to get away for a date night :)

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    1. Oh yeah, we will definitely be going back! :)

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  2. Bummer about the litter. They have a public works dept that actually does clean up eventually, or does it just... blow away?

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    1. There isn't a public works department per se, it's more that someone might bring over some guys to clean it up, if they want. There isn't a set schedule or anything and even though there is security at the park, they would never stop someone from making a mess only being "inappropriate." :( It's because it's a more locally visited park, not one frequented by expats that the mess of it is tolerated.

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