The definition of futility

Trying to get two 8 year olds to focus on READING when the new XBox cable they’ve been waiting for since Christmas has finally arrived.

I give up. Off to assemble an XBox. Wish me luck.

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  1. Good Luck! sometimes you just have to pick and choose your battles!

  2. At least you realize it is futile. Doesn’t that count for something. I am still in awe…….8 kids? Wow! Thank you so much for the advice about potty training. I am going to try it. At this point, I am willing to try just about anything. My husband and I have been struggling to decide how forceful to be. (I am a spanker, but I am not sure if this is a spankable offense.) This seems like it would send the right message without confusing him. Thanks again. I enjoyed reading your blog! I will be back. Come and visit mine again when you get the chance. I am sure I will be in desperate need of more advice soon! 🙂

  3. Reading or Xbox? Reading or Xbox? yep, I can see how a new Xbox would get in the way of reading. I used to be addicted to Attari and Nintendo back in the 80s. Still to this day, when I see Mrs. Pacman at the movie arcade, I am STILL pulled to it and I just have to play once. LOL

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I love your blog. It’s wonderful and inspiring!

  4. Christine Masloske says:

    I’ll offer a suggestion that would clear the whole matter up re: reading vs. xbox…*GASP* throw the xbox away! Works for me!