Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Days 1 and 2 of Spring Break

I feel like I should document the things I do with the kids during spring break and summer so I have evidence that I am an awesome mom (and can remind them of this when they hit their teen years and think I suck).

Monday, April 4th--
Took G and N to get haircuts.  Headed to the mall to see whether the boys needed new shoes.  Darnit that they both have wide feet which makes it effing impossible to purchase shoes for them at nice inexpensive places like Target or Wal-Mart or Payless.  G's feet hadn't grown, but M's feet had.  Of course at home I have a size 6.5, 8 and 9, and M needs a 7.  Decided that G should have some new shoes as well because his current tennis shoes are suede-like and will be uncomfortably hot this summer, especially at DisneyWorld.

N was biting at the bit to get new shoes, but I wasn't gonna play.  Each boy gets one pair of shoes per season and wear them everywhere, everyday.  She has 3 pair of tennis shoes, 2 dressy shoes, and 1 pair of crappy looking formerly sequined slip-ons.   Her Mamaw encourages the shoe fetish; not me.  Told N I would buy her an item of clothing for summer.

Bought the kids lunch at Subway.
Let them throw $.25 worth of pennies in the fountains.

Tried to contain M and G in Justice while N browsed.  There was a lady there shopping with her daughter who seemed intent on burning holes through me with her glare.  Apparently my boys were a little too all-over-the-place for her taste.  It was at this point that I may or may not have just thought to myself, "What the hell" and let the boys go ape-shit.  Bitch.

Purchased N a top and DAMMIT forgot the 40% off coupon at home.

The remainder of the day was spent tolerating G who didn't have a nap.
M painted for the first time.

Tuesday, April 5th---
Took the kids to fitness class and then onto the Science Center for a couple hours of fun.  In the water area, M had a blast.  He was completely drenched---shoes and pants were as wet as if he had sat in a bathtub full of water.  I am writing a letter to the director of the center to request that they just purchase a damn dryer instead of those completely useless hand driers like what you find in a restroom.

And if they aren't gonna do that, keep a big ass bin of dry clothing that parents can borrow and bring back.  BECAUSE for us parents it is all we can do to get the kids out of the house with some food packed and a change of diapers.

Fortunately a very nice worker found a pair of shorts for M to wear.  My friend Meredith (who was there with her boys) said, "He looks like he's gonna do the Tour de France."  Picture a very very short and fat Lance Armstrong in black biker shorts and a Mickey Mouse shirt.

Unfortunately it is all I can do to manage all 3 kids, the stroller, my bag, coats and the lunch bag, so I did not bring the camera with me.  This is why I'm taking my husband, parents and MIL with me to take photos.  Everything else I can handle.....because I do it every stinkin' day.

And I rock it.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Bringing a photo crew to Disney is a good idea. :-)

You manage to do a LOT! I'm always impressed (I'm way lazier than you are!).