Thursday, July 14, 2011

Operation Thrill Points revs up long summer trip

Published July 14, 2011 in the Commercial Appeal
Before leaving for our 21/2 -week road trip to Massachusetts and back, I took my 7-year-old son to see "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" at his request.

I've officially gotten to the point where I absolutely cannot stay awake in the theater, but I did manage to catch the gist of the movie. Judy cleverly devised a system for her and her friends to collect "thrill points" over the summer in order to make it more exciting.

As we piled into the car for our trip, I talked to both of the boys about accumulating their own thrill points on our trip. I had my youngest at hello, but my 9-year-old was cautiously inquisitive.

"What do you mean?" he asked. "Well, remember last summer when you jumped off the cliff into Dinky Creek with Daddy? I'd say that was worth at least 20 thrill points," I replied...(Read more).

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