This week is Spring Break, at least for me and the boys. Andreas works at a different university and, I am certain, has paid some serious money to have his break the week before ours ;) So, today, to get the boys off their electronic games, I ended up taking them to the mall.... to spend their birthday/Christmas money to buy.... guess what..... more electronic games... ugh! It is our philosophy that it is their money = their decision but maybe we need to revisit that one ;) Anyway, don't let the pictures fool you! They were having a blast at the mall. Since we are just in between an ice storm and snow storm, there weren't many people around (seriously, this is one of the first times I have ever seen the place so quiet). We went into the stores that THEY like. They got to speak geek with teenage geeks, which was beyond cool. We went up the escalator and down the elevator. We visited the big fish tank in the mall. We played with Legos at the Lego store. We spied on people from the floor above. We ran into their school principal, who was also shopping in the mall.... wait, that last one was a little freaky. The principal actually leaves the school? Strange concept ;)
Anyway, *I* was the one who was begging to get out of the store. I was the one with the eye rolls.... Absolute role reversal ;)
We are now back at home. The boys are happily putting together their Lego sets. The snow has started falling and I am enjoying some quiet time and a glass of wine. Happy Spring Break!