I got the kids ready to go. Shoes, socks, brushed hair, clean clothes... the works. I told Baby Girl where we were headed and who was going to be there. I thought that girl was gonna burst with excitement! After all, it's awfully boring being here with me all day long. So, we loaded up in the van and off we went! We pulled up to the road and... it was blocked. Construction blocked the road. No problem... we'll find another way in. Um... yeah. There is no other way in. We could have tried to find a parking spot a ways off and then walked, but we still would have had to walk through the construction. And there is no way I could have got Little Bug to walk past that jackhammer. No way. So, we headed home. Heartbreaking sobs came from the back seat as I explained to Baby Girl why we weren't stopping. When will I learn my lesson? You don't tell your kids ANYTHING till it's actually happening. That way, when things don't work out, they never know the difference. Someday I'll learn... maybe... well, at least I can cross that off my list. I got Little Bug out the door and ran my errands. Now I need to throw together the veggie pizza, do piano lessons, get kids to do homework, take Red to Scouts, get to the church by 6:30 and somewhere, somehow find a way to sneak out for Back to School night. No problem.