A friend’s daughter and her husband got a DVD player for the back seat of their car…. a small SUV.
It was supposed to just be back-up entertainment on a long drive.
They used all their accumulated vacation days to go across the country with their two middle school kids.
They wanted to show them America…. small towns, forests, mountains, deserts. And they saw it all.
The kids, though, according to their disappointed parents, saw about two dozen movies and full seasons of a few TV shows.
They barely even wanted to look out the windows, unless it was to look for a fast food place, and plead for a stop.
My friend asked her grandchildren what they liked best on their trip… they just shrugged….
then the youngest mentioned a motel that had a big swimming pool.
July 31, 2013