Smarter than Sand

I like to joke that the difference between my family and Jake's is that at my house you sit around and watch a lot of TV and at Jake's house you do five projects at once while 3 conversations are going on around you. Our houses are different and I appreciate the relaxing atmosphere at my parent's house but also the productivity that can occur at my in-laws (not that I can't relax there or that we never get anything done here, but if I was going to generalize...).

So Jonah and I left the Disney channel to go down south to spend some time with his grandma and grandpa last month. Project Number 1 was get sand for Jonah to play in at their house. And a sandbox. So we went to Wal-mart and after a little work we got a big kiddie pool (on clearance for $1) tied into the back of the truck. We then drove to the gravel pit and asked for a little sand. Jonah and I walked back to the sand pile while his grandma drove the truck onto the scale and after being weighed drove back to the sand pile. A very nice man shoveled it into to our pool until we said "stop." Then, here is where the smart part comes in, we ALL got into the truck (not the nice man, just Jonah, myself, and my mother-in-law) and pull on the scale to be WEIGHED. As we were driving away Cathy says, "Hmmmm, that was $5 dollars, I thought when I called a few weeks ago they said it would be about that much for a whole load." WHOOPS!!! I bet they didn't calculate Jonah and I when they were giving her a quote on how much it would cost to buy sand for her new patio!

Once we got the "sand pool" off the truck (it took some effort, ramps, and a little digging) Jonah loved it, so I guess it was worth the cost of a few more pounds of sand!

2 comments:

ireallylikefootball said...

yay for new houses! now, if you can just pick it up and move it back to fayetteville...just kidding! some day i will come visit! i miss you guys terribly! remember to send halloween pictures!

JennT said...

And we miss one of our favorite babysitters! We have plenty of extra room for you, so come anytime, you can be our live in nanny! Hee hee =)