Jared and Riley have managed to get into a lot of trouble in their short life. They have dumped a full can of comet all over the floor, they have poured syrup all over the stairs and all over the living room table, carpet and entry-way floor, they have dumped hundreds of my CD’s on the floor and mixed up all the discs and holders, they have climbed up the outside of the stair railing to stand on the entry-way table, they have climbed up on the dinning room table and grabbed onto the chandelier. If I take my eyes off of them for more than 2 minutes, they find something to get into! I can’t even go to the bathroom without them getting into trouble! Today they managed to get the fire extinguisher out of the supposedly locked cabinet (locked with “child proof locks” ), somehow got the safety ring off of it and sprayed it all over the den. All of this happened while I was out of the room for less than 2 minutes.
Of course, while I was cleaning up that mess, they managed to get into the pantry, open a box of pop-tarts, rip open a package and grind pop-tart pieces into the floor in the kitchen. While I’m cleaning that up, they are ripping to pieces magazines in the den.
This was all before 10 am this morning. Thank goodness there was a twins club playday at a park I could go to at 10:30! I think getting us all out of the house may just have saved my sanity.
I am thrilled that George W. Bush was re-elected our President. Talia and Kayli asked me who won when they got up this morning. My response was the Bush won but Kerry wouldn’t concede. They then wanted to know what concede meant. So I explained to them that it meant the he admits he has lost. I was pleased to see that he did come to his senses and concede this morning. Listening to some Democrats talk and you would think it was the end of life as we know it because Bush won. I hear threats of “I’m moving out of this country” coming from come of them. If that’s what they want to do, then by all means go ahead and move!
I spent a good deal of time last night tracking the results online vs what the broadcast media was saying saying on the TV. I kept sawing them call states for Kerry with 0% of the precincts reporting in and not calling them for Bush till 80-90% were in. It got really ridiculous with Florida. Bush was up 300,000 with 97% of the precincts reporting in and none of the networks would call it! They wouldn’t turn it red until after the Kerry camp admitted they had lost it! Since when do the networks need the permission of the loosing candidate before calling the state? It got really ridiculous when they refused to call Ohio, Iowa and New Mexio when it was more than obvious that Bush had won them. The network bias was really showing last night. It was clear that they were sad to see “their guy” loose. It is also clear that you can get much better information on what is going on online. Being able to pull up each states results with a move of the mouse without having to wait for the broadcaster to get around to that state again, clearly showed how much easier it is to follow the race online.