SHOW AND TELL: Let Them Entertain You

Today was one of our school system’s stupid early release Wednesdays. Marty, of course, was home and Joey got home from school at 1:15 (vs. his normal 3:45 release). We had hours on our hands and very little we had to do. Marty and Joey chose to act out those manly man testosterone driven destructive urges while Gabe let loose with his creative artistic side.

Marty and Joey are always a little happy when some piece of electronic equipment gives up the ghost and goes to the old tech graveyard. They have decided this is a perfect opportunity to wreak havoc and practice destroying things. Above are the remains of my late lamented printer. Sadly, between my printer dying and the internet issues, this hasn’t been a good week for technology in the Cruz household.
And, Mister Gabriel saw the lovely yellow and brown palette of the side of my house and decided that nothing would enhance it like a healthy dose of green chalk. I’m really, really glad it was chalk and not something permanent.


To see what everyone else in class is bringing to SHOW AND TELL, take a trip to visit the Miss Mel, Goddess of the Infertility Blogosphere.


Sadly, the internet issues I mentioned in my last post aren’t completely solved. We have isolated the problem a bit further. Normally, our computer is hooked to the Vonage modem (internet phone) which then goes to the Earthlink DSL modem. Right now, if I have it hooked up like that, the phone works but I can’t connect to the internet. If I take the Vonage modem out of the loop, I can get teh web pages to open on my computer. This means that the Vonage modem is failing. A failing modem like that can handle the data stream for a phone call but can’t handle the data stream for a full blown internet connection. So, right now I have a choice between phone or internet. This means I probably won’t make iron commenter…or blogger bingo. Boo hoo

20 Responses to SHOW AND TELL: Let Them Entertain You
  1. Brad
    October 22, 2009 | 6:09 am

    Ugh, sorry about the internet woes!

    I love how they tore the printer apart–sounds like my husband.

    Your boys are awesome!

    I hate those early release days too.

  2. Brad
    October 22, 2009 | 6:09 am

    (I did not know my husband was logged in–this is Delenn on previous comment)

  3. Twangy
    October 22, 2009 | 6:10 am

    Aw, lovely idea, the blue chalk house! Also love the blue chalk moustache. All the rage!

  4. karlindaadoption
    October 22, 2009 | 6:59 am

    Dismantling tech & scrawling on the walls – sounds like my perfect day as a kid. 🙂

  5. Sheliza
    October 22, 2009 | 8:34 am

    haha boys are WAY different from girls that is for sure!!! They all look like they fully enjoyed the destruction and the chalk 😉 BTW, I have Vonage (3 yrs) and I am about to throw the freakin modem in the lake! Hope your internet gets in full working order asap!

  6. T Lee
    October 22, 2009 | 9:20 am

    Ick, sorry about eh internet issues. And thank GOODNESS it was just chalk!

  7. sonja
    October 22, 2009 | 9:35 am

    Haha those pics of the boys are hilarious. Is destruction just a boy thing? My little brother was like that, too. =)

  8. Lynn
    October 22, 2009 | 10:22 am

    Sorry to hear about your troubles with internet! Technology can be a pain sometimes.

    Looks as though your boys had fun though and didn’t destroy anything that was still useful to you!


  9. Krystal
    October 22, 2009 | 10:33 am

    Ugh! I hate internet problems! We snipe wireless from my grandparents who live next door, and sometimes it’s a little spotty. Then, DH and I get really irritated about it, then laugh when we realize we shouldn’t complain about free internet!

    I hope you get everything figured out soon so you can participate in BB and ICLW to your heart’s desire!

  10. battynurse
    October 22, 2009 | 10:40 am

    I wish I could send your boys my computer. It’s an older one that I want to get rid of (huge and heavy) but I can’t make it work enough to get my information off it so am afraid to throw it away. It could use some tearing apart.

  11. Meari
    October 22, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Boys! I can’t imagine what it’s like to be the only female in a house of testosterone. lol

    I hope you get your tech problems figured out soon. Sounds like a real pain!

  12. Beautiful Mess
    October 22, 2009 | 12:49 pm

    Awesome pictures! Love the first one! But Gabe’s smile is a CLOSE second ;o)

    Sorry about the Internet problems! hope ya’ll get it fixed soon!

  13. Lavender Luz
    October 22, 2009 | 1:57 pm

    I am such an uptight mom, compared to you. I love the look on your boys’ faces while they create/destroy.

    Hope the internet issues are resolved soon. ICLW isn’t the same without you!

  14. Another Dreamer
    October 22, 2009 | 3:17 pm

    Ahh, sorry about the internet issues!

    LOL about the chalk, and the boys are adorable… very enthusiastic 😉 Love it.

  15. WannabeMommy
    October 22, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    Your boys are sure adorable! Good luck with the internet messiness!

    Have a great ICLW!

  16. Shannon
    October 22, 2009 | 8:09 pm

    You are supermom, seriously!

  17. Jill
    October 22, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    I like the artwork your little one made! And who doesn’t love to destroy old electronics, especially if their demise got you riled up!

    Happy ICLW!

  18. Jen
    October 23, 2009 | 11:04 am

    we are having woes with the kids computer, it needs a video card, and oh, a monitor lol. I can so relate with the coloring, and Jack loves to destroy things that don’t work.

  19. Once A Mother
    October 23, 2009 | 8:03 pm

    that top picture reminded me of a hilarious scene in “office space” when they destroyed, I think, a printer. Must be a guy thing 🙂

  20. Lisa
    October 26, 2009 | 4:52 pm

    try magic jack !! I had vonage and in the end it wasn’t any cheaper then regular phone service. Magic jack is $20 for the year. that would be a savings of about 275 a year for you plus the taxes they charge. we have it and it works well

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