Tuesday, July 22, 2008
DVR's are cool
I just recently decided to take advantage of my cable company's offer for to get a DVR. To anyone who reads this and doesn't know what a DVR is (Mom and Dad), it is a Digital Video Recorder. It's like a traditional VCR except it records onto a hard drive, and is way easier to use. I hardly watch any live television anymore! I don't have to worry about missing a show. Whenever i see a preview for something, I just tell my DVR to record it for me, and I don't worry about remembering to watch it. The best thing about it is that I don't have to try and watch a show while I should be spending time with my boys. Plus, I don't have to watch anymore commercials... I just fast forward through them. Also, shows that are on later at night, after my bedtime for instance, I can just record and watch later. Another cool thing is pausing live TV. My DVR records everything while you watch it. So if I need to get up and use the bathroom, or the phone rings, I just pause live TV and then I can fast forward through the commercials to catch up to where I was. Very cool. I love, love, love my DVR. If you don't have one, consider buying one or getting one through your local cable company.
C1 turned 5 a couple weeks ago. 5 is huge! 5 years old is when I started to remember things. I can't remember very many things when I was 4, but I remember a bunch of things when I was 5. The things that happen in his life now he will remember. That is a lot of pressure to put on a parent. If I messed up something when he was 3 or 4, I could just say "Oh well, at least he wont remember that". Those days are over. At least I can still make some mistakes with C2.
Our town is having a festival this weekend and we decided to take the boys up last night to ride some carnival rides, play some games, and eat some carnival food. They didn't have the Tilt a Whirl, which upset me. But the boys rode on some bunnies that go around an egg, some horses that go around a pole, and some geese that go around in a circle. C1 played a dart game and won a cheesy toy for both him and C2. Then I decided I wanted our sons to experience an elephant ear. $5 for an elephant ear... can we say rip-off? But what isn't a rip-off at a carnival? Anyway, C1 tasted a tiny tiny piece of the cinnamon, sugar, and doughy treat. Then he decided he didn't want any. I told him to try it again, and that it was really good. "Nope, I don't want any". Dude, I just spent $5 on this thing, I loved it when I was a kid, and you are going to eat it and love it! Nope. He didn't have another bite. And since C1 wouldn't eat it, C2 would have nothing to do with it either. I have never been so upset over an elephant ear before. July 2, 2008... the day I learned that my 2 boys don't like elephant ears. A date that will go down in infamy.