Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Necessity is the mother of invention

What do you do when you're a little kid who is only trying to play your video game in the car, but since you are a little kid, you have a little head and the headphones are too big, and hang down below your ears?

Well, if you are a lucky little tyke who happens to have a very resourceful grandma sitting in the seat next to you in the car, you might just end up looking like this.

This picture was taken shortly after beginning our very long drive to go on our vacation. Max had toasted himself two waffles and only eaten one of them so my mom put the other one in a sandwich bag and brought it along for him to eat later.
When Max was having difficulty with the headphones, his clever grandma came to the rescue and grabbed the closest thing she could find to lift the headphones high enough to reach his ears.

He traveled like that for over an hour and a half.

When we stopped for the first of many potty breaks a short break, Max got out of his carseat and happened to catch a glimpse of himself in the rear view mirror.

Apparently, he was unaware that he had traveled the last hundred miles or so with a waffle on his head.

To say that he was confused would be an understatement.

(I do need to mention that this turned out to be the perfect solution, the waffle was just the right thickness to raise the headphones to the proper position, and it conformed nicely to the shape of Max's head.
I do, however, have one word of advice if you plan to try this at home. You will need to remove the waffle from the sandwich bag. We first tried it inside the bag, and it kept sliding off the back of his head)

We were on vacation for 10 days. I would like you all to look at these photos and guess where we traveled to. (If I already told you where we went, you don't get to guess, because obviously, that would be cheating)

I will write more about the trip tomorrow. Right now, I need to go to sleep.
I'm still sick.
My doctor managed to squeeze me into his schedule tomorrow morning at 8:20, which is the exact time that I should be dropping my kids off at school.

I just love it when I have the opportunity to be in two places at once.


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Santa Fe? I don't know.

Still sick? That must have been a fun trip.

Debbi said...

hahah, lovin' the eggo! I was totally wondering why you didn't leave it in the sandwich bag, so I'm glad you threw that last part in! ;)

Kristina P. said...

I love the ingenuity of the Eggo! I think I am seeing our next AS Seen on TV product!

Jo said...

Some place with snow?? Why in the heck would anyone travel to someplace with snow when Spring is barely here? I think you went to Hell. Yup that is my guess. Hell.
Love the waffle, that was VERY creative.
Good luck with the cloning yourself thing. I expect a full report later.

Melissa said...

Have waffle, will travel. Love it!

utmomof 5 said...

You mayhove come to my house because we got a whole bunch of snow! The things we do to make it through road trips !

elesa said...

I always new waffles were the wonder food.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Being in two places at once should be taught as part of the home ec. course in school! Learning on the fly on that one is not a good time!
Love the waffle! Brilliant!

Jessica G. said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon! Good job providing more fodder to confuse Max's therapist.

And we had lots of snow on our vacation, too. Near blizzard conditions as we were packing up camp.

amelia said...

I am guessing two places:

1. Cedar City/Bryce Canyon


2. Moab

Mum-me said...

I know !!

You went to the snow.

How clever am I?

Hope you're feeling better.

Jen said...

I am extremely glad you clarified on the waffle, because I was wondering.

Jen said...

PS: High on the Mountaintop?

Staci K. said...

Bwwaaahaahaaaa!! Leggo my Eggo!

amelia said...

TELL US WHERE YOU WERE! And feel better.