I know you're ANXIOUSLY awaiting the tale of my ER incident and the PEED ON MY FOOT fiasco, as well as more virtual touring of Japan, but I think you (and by you I mean I) need a momentary break from temples and shrines (and hideously long, time-sucking posts...and painfully long run-on sentences).
International travel is hard; the long flight, the time change, the dearth of restaurants serving chicken fingers and grilled cheese...
We knew taking the kids abroad would be an adventure (and by adventure I mean pain in the ass). So we gave
no a lot of thought to how to keep the Merlot kiddies smiling.
Take a look...
No matter the beverage was loaded with caffeine and high-fructose corn syrup
Artificial stimulants kept them in motion
We bought them food whenever and wherever it was available
No matter much of the foods were packed with trans-fats and processed sugars
We dubbed them our empty calorie engines that could
and turned on the TV
and handed out Nintendos like it was Christmas
We took them to restaurants where the entertainment was included
We bought Merlot boy yet another jersey because he
And if any of that failed to whip them into shape
we didn't hesitate to make the following threats:
"Behave or you'll trade places with that monkey and have to work for a living"
"Stop complaining or we'll leave you in the big scary bamboo forest to find your way home"
"Quit fighting or we'll call the babysitter"