My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vacation Day 2

Spent the morning herding the hooligans through various activities.

1). Mass. twas a disaster! Really. Sugars is going to be much more difficult to get adjusted to going to mass than the boys were. I can't even make it sound funny. Her problem is being spoilt and having a VERY LOUD VOICE. I'll try again Thurs morning

2) Target. Started off rough. Miss Priss still full of defiance. But by the third lap around the Super Target I'd worn most of it out of her. Never try to defy a Mommie with long legs! And yes, you may push the buggy.....just let me throw in some heavy weights first. After all, putting em my buggy doesn't mean i have to buy em. (not really, the stuff I bought was heavy enough........but next time??)

3) lunch. Leaving the store I ask the kids if they want their Jack in the Box usual or want to try something different "Because there's lots of places to eat right on this street". To which Sonshine says "Yes Momma! Lots of places to eat like Chilis and the fish house (Rockfish) and Jack in the Box!".
Since this was a fast food strip the first two of his options were nowhere tone found. I'm thinking it's time to expand their fast food horizons!

4) Library. Driving in Sonshine says "Look! That boy didn't wear his shirt to the Library. He's just wearing his Belly Button!".

5) Nap. For me, not them.

Misson Accomplished:
Now have cooler, food, and all necessaries for road trip. Including 3 children's books on CDs


ellen b. said...

"he's just wearing his belly button" it!

Anonymous said...

You are braver and/ or stronger than me with the Target trip. How do you even keep her next to you? I still have to strap my boy into cart or stroller to go out in public =/ Remember the harness idea? He developed rubber legs and didn't seem to mind throwing himself onto hot pavement. Dang!! Daily mass is a great time to practice with toddlers!! But at my old church in NM there was an elderly lady who pretty much hated me and J. Oh well.... at first I thought we were a good opportunity for her to offer up her suffering for the poor souls, but then I decided I should move on to the crying room.... oh well!!

... said...

i love your strategy in target.

target is where i took my kids when they got bored. sometimes we didn't buy a thing - we just looked. other times, they used their own money or they were just there to help me pick up my necessities.

and there were many times when we ate lunch IN target. my kids loved it.