Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Dingbat Diaries, vol.1

Did you know that there was a meteor shower about a week ago? Or maybe it's been about a week and a half now. Anyway, two of my children decided that they needed to watch it. I'm not going to mention any names, as I wish to protect the identities of those whose elevators don't quite go all the way to the top. The kids in question made arrangements to stay awake as long as it took. They drank vast quantities of Mountain Dew to ensure that they would not fall asleep. They hung out in Darling Daughter's room all night, watching Animal Cops, AFV, Hannah Montana and other stimulating garbage. The meteors were supposed to be most visible after 1:00 am. They did manage to stay awake. They did not, however, see any meteors. Not a single one. It wasn't because we live in an area that's too lit up with street lights and such. It wasn't because there just weren't any meteors. Oh no. TweedleDee and TweedleDingbat were trying to watch the meteors from Darling Daughter's bedroom window. They didn't want to go outside because they had left their bike helmets in the garage, and they were afraid of meteors falling on their heads!