Saturday, April 5, 2008

must...nuke...cheese

“At least they didn’t kick us out,” Twin B. commented on our way out of the hotel. I had mentioned to the noisy boys coming in that they needed to be on their best behavior. Too much noise and the hotel manager may ask us to leave––after all, he had hundreds of guests to consider, not just us. Apparently the message stuck, since B. still remembered it four days later.

We spent the better part of our spring break in Indianapolis. The boys all loved the children’s museum and zoo, swimming at our hotel, and having breakfast in the lobby. “I’ll have two eggs over runny on top of pancakes, with bacon on the side,” Twin B. announced one morning on his way down the elevator. When you're six, just being able to order up whatever kind of breakfast you'd like is pretty exciting. Then again, it's pretty exciting at thirty-five too. Especially when I don't have to do the dishes afterwards.

And then there was the bird. Sweetie lives in the hotel lobby, and baby b. was quite taken with him. He spent many of his waking moments wanting to watch the bird. From a distance, since his loud squawk scared him to tears. But he couldn’t stay away. Even from our room he could hear the bird squawk and he always ran to the door. “Bird! Bird!” he pointed.



And when he wasn’t after the bird, he was busy trying to nuke a piece of cheese. Because, of course, the microwave and refrigerator were conveniently located at toddler level.



Why? Why do otherwise family-friendly hotels do things like this?

All in all, a great trip. We even managed to make it home in almost five hours. Which is something considering that Indianapolis is only three-and-a-half hours away.

10 comments:

Marmot Mom said...

Good times, good times! I love reading stories about your guys traveling! Brings back memories of the first time we took our son and daughter to a hotel. We had rented a little suite with a sitting area. When we first got there, the kids ran around in circles checking out all the nooks and crannies. Suddenly, my daughter noticed a door she had not seen before. She threw it open and screamed to her brother: "Oh my gosh it even has a bathroom!!!!" ...That's right, Elly May, hot running water and everything...

FrazzMom said...

Why were else would they put the microwave? Not on top of the counter, that would just be plain crazy!

Glad you had a good time :-)

Llama Momma said...

Marmot mom -- Wow! Running water and EVERYTHING! It's a lot of work traveling with the kiddos, but worth it. I think. (Ask me when the laundry's done!)

FrazzMom --You know, it's funny but I never noticed where microwaves were in a hotel room until this trip. Nothing like traveling with a toddler to give you a fresh perspective on everything!

spaghettipie said...

What sweet memories. And isn't it funny how things that scare the pants off our kids are the very same things they want to continue to see?

Llama Momma said...

SP -- Every time we go anywhere, Twin B. always says, "That was the best vacation of my entire life!" I love it! And, yes, it is funny how they can't stay away from the things they're scared of...the bird thing was truly hilarious.

Sarah said...

LOL. I can just see it all. :)

chrissy said...

How fun!

L.L. Barkat said...

Conveniently located at toddler level. Of course! This made me laugh.

Cindy said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog post. I hope you go camping soon with your kids...they will love it!

Patsy Clairmont said...

So glad you are enjoying your journey as a mom!...it won't be long before "Bird, Bird" changes to "Keys, Keys" and "Money, Money." ;-) And its all good.

Blessings to you and yours