Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Do you know what is coming to Dallas this weekend?

THE Wheelmobile!!

What does that mean, you ask?
Auditions to be on Wheel of Fortune!
I am not a big television watcher, and I consciously try to limit the amount of TV I allow our boys to watch for obvious reasons, however, we watch the
Wheel of Fortune
as a family every.single.night.  Dorky...nerdy...yes, we know.  We never miss it, and if Ryan happens to get home past 6:30 PM, the boys pause it until his arrival, and then...the competition begins!  All in good fun, people...all in good fun!

So...here in lies the problem.  The teacher in me has been feeling the urge for some educational fun with the shorter versions of us in our home.  Did you realize "educational" and "fun" could coexist in the same vernacular?  It is the bane of my existence to make certain my children realize they do.  My parents did, so shall I continue the vicious cycle...with enjoyment.  Therefore, a trip to The Science Place and the Planetarium...since Preston is currently studying our Solar System at school...was set in place last weekend for this coming weekend.  BUT...since I am a member of the "Wheel Watcher's" club...how nerdy is that...I received an email on Tuesday informing me the Wheelmobile would be in Dallas this coming weekend holding auditions to be on THE Wheel of Fortune. WHAT??!!  If I were techno-savvy enough, I would have a picture here of a scale, and on one side would be a pic of The Science Place and the Wheel of Fortune logo on the other symbolizing the question of which situation outweighs the other...but I'm NOT, so just imagine it's there.

The boys are begging Ryan and I to try out for the classic game show, but that would mean no educational fun for the fam.

Decisions, Decisions...
Your thoughts?
I just need someone to help me justify my decision to nix the opportunity for numerous teachable moments for some....
GOOD OL' FASHION FUN, BABY!!!!

3 comments:

starnes family said...

Umh.....the wheel! The museum can wait....and this is coming from me.....who loves them. Postpone The Science Place and go for it!

I watched this with my parents, too. Such a great family game.

Sassafrass Jane said...

DO IT!!!
I love Wheel of Fortune! I grew up watching it. The sound of the spinner takes me right back to 1993.

The Rand's said...

We watch it as a fam, too! You have to go! Let us know . . .

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Do you know what is coming to Dallas this weekend?

THE Wheelmobile!!

What does that mean, you ask?
Auditions to be on Wheel of Fortune!
I am not a big television watcher, and I consciously try to limit the amount of TV I allow our boys to watch for obvious reasons, however, we watch the
Wheel of Fortune
as a family every.single.night.  Dorky...nerdy...yes, we know.  We never miss it, and if Ryan happens to get home past 6:30 PM, the boys pause it until his arrival, and then...the competition begins!  All in good fun, people...all in good fun!

So...here in lies the problem.  The teacher in me has been feeling the urge for some educational fun with the shorter versions of us in our home.  Did you realize "educational" and "fun" could coexist in the same vernacular?  It is the bane of my existence to make certain my children realize they do.  My parents did, so shall I continue the vicious cycle...with enjoyment.  Therefore, a trip to The Science Place and the Planetarium...since Preston is currently studying our Solar System at school...was set in place last weekend for this coming weekend.  BUT...since I am a member of the "Wheel Watcher's" club...how nerdy is that...I received an email on Tuesday informing me the Wheelmobile would be in Dallas this coming weekend holding auditions to be on THE Wheel of Fortune. WHAT??!!  If I were techno-savvy enough, I would have a picture here of a scale, and on one side would be a pic of The Science Place and the Wheel of Fortune logo on the other symbolizing the question of which situation outweighs the other...but I'm NOT, so just imagine it's there.

The boys are begging Ryan and I to try out for the classic game show, but that would mean no educational fun for the fam.

Decisions, Decisions...
Your thoughts?
I just need someone to help me justify my decision to nix the opportunity for numerous teachable moments for some....
GOOD OL' FASHION FUN, BABY!!!!

3 comments:

starnes family said...

Umh.....the wheel! The museum can wait....and this is coming from me.....who loves them. Postpone The Science Place and go for it!

I watched this with my parents, too. Such a great family game.

Sassafrass Jane said...

DO IT!!!
I love Wheel of Fortune! I grew up watching it. The sound of the spinner takes me right back to 1993.

The Rand's said...

We watch it as a fam, too! You have to go! Let us know . . .