New Year’s Eve Quote
January 2, 2006
For the first time we let the children stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. A little while before midnight we gathered ’round the television to watch the ball drop.
The children watched with rapt anticipation.
We did the count down… 10, 9, 8…
The ball fell and Rob and I shouted “Happy New Year”
The children looked at us, clearly underwhelmed by the entire experience.
“Is that it? Is that ALL that happens?” my 9 year old asked.
“Well, yes that is it. It is now 2006.” I answered.
“That ball is so stupid. It would be way better if the ball fell down and then rolled down the street and people had to try and out run it, or else be crushed to death. That would be exciting.”
Indeed it would be.
And I’d be willing to bet that Times Square would be much less crowded.