Do you ever think "I'll just do _________ real quick..."
I need to start remembering that nothing is "real quick" when my kids are involved.
The other night Brittany and I decided that we would take the kids on a quick walk.
We wanted to walk over to the grocery store and return a redbox that we had rented before 9:00 p.m.
(we didn't want to pay for an extra day).
So, it went a little something like this:
7:45 p.m. - "We should go for a walk..." Good idea! So we start gathering everything that is "necessary" to take with us when we bring the kids on a walk. Brittany and I changed into sweats because it was freezing outside!
8:00 p.m. - We started getting the kids in sweats and beanies and slippers and layers, etc. We tried putting Uggs on Saxon and he told me that his toe hurt. I tried putting socks on him first to make him feel better. It didn't make him feel better. I suggested a bandaid. He suggested a bandaid with neosporin. We tried again. His toe was still too sore for shoes. He settled on wearing Brittany's Uggs instead.
8:15 p.m. Bridger has to poop
8:20 p.m. -"WIPE ME!!!!"
8:25 p.m. - We finally make it downstairs with the blankets, the pillow pets, the sweatshirts, the beanies, the portable DVD players, the sippy cups, the snacks, and all 3 kids.
8:30 p.m. - Loading all of the kids in. Bridger lost a slipper. Dalton threw off his beanie. They didn't want the movie that we brought for the DVD player. Saxon has to arrange his blankets in a certain way (the fuzzy one of the bottom, the quilt on top...) Bridger is thirsty...again...
8:45 p.m. - We finally start walking down the road and Saxon says "I'm all wet!" What do you mean you are all wet!? He spilled his sippy all over his blankets. Great.
9:00 p.m. - Back on the road. The redbox is late. sigh...I should have known better than to think that I can get anything done "quickly".
What adventures have you had lately?