Today, I really miss living in a bigger city that offers more to do than just going to the movies and Wal-Mart (which my mother has dubbed Effingham's cultural center). I have been stuck in the house for what feels like weeks, but has actually only been 5 days, with sick, crabby video addicts. My kids refuse to do anything but watch videos. Oh wait, I take that back. They also fight each other over which video they want to watch next.
Now that Danny is feeling better, I have realized too late that I have enabled him to become addicted to TV. And really, I cannot think of anything else to entice him with. There is nowhere to go in this town that is fun for kids and inside. The weather has been bitterly cold (in the single digits at times and no higher than 20 degrees most days) so playing outside just doesn't seem like a viable option, especially since Danny still has his cold. I so wish we had a kids' museum or indoor play area. Heck, a McDonald's playland would even satisfy me at this point!
I was reading an article about cheap dating and keeping the magic in your marriage and almost all the ideas they had would only really work in a bigger, less culturally challenged town than good ole Effingham. They claim that most cities have museums. Not here. They suggest ice skating. We would have to drive 90 minutes to get to an ice skating rink. We don't even really have a book store in which to browse (another one of their cheap suggestions) unless you count Wal-Mart.
Ok, I will quit complaining. I mean after all, we do have a Corvette Museum and there are sometimes gun shows in town. What else could I ask for?