Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Playgroup Letdown
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.

10 comments:

Yvonne said...

I'm so sorry, Melissa. And here I was so helpful to say maybe you could scratch the playgroup. Obviously it meant a whole lot to Baby Girl. I hope the rest of the day runs smoothly.

Tonya said...

You can do it!!! You are woman, hear you roar!!

kailanil said...

Poor Baby Girl! It's so sad to see you child disappointed. Hope she was feeling better soon.

Kimberly said...

Oh hun, what a miserable start to your miserable day! ~hugs~

Heather said...

Did the playgroup person forget to mention the construction??

Good luck with Enrichment tonight, and scouts, and piano, and....

Summer said...

Don't tell your kids anything till it's actually happening

I couldn't agree more!

Amber said...

Oh, the poor thing. I know my daughter would be devastated. :-(

Nancy Face said...

I'm sorry about the construction disappointment! Wow, you had a lot on your plate today...sounds exhausting! :(

I have friends that don't even tell their kids when they're going to Disneyland...they just pack the kids' bags, load everybody up, and let them guess where they will be ending up, haha! :D

diana said...

i'm exhausted just reading your posts today.

Katkat said...

Oh no! I don't tell my son where we are going anymore till we get there. We went to see thomas the Tank enigne this weekend and he almost passed out when we pulled up to the trains.lol