Well, today didn't turn out exactly as planned. We left this a.m. all packed to meet my friends Trisha & Stacey at the Arboretum (about 35 minutes from my house). I haven't been in almost two years and my car was full of distracitons, so of course, I turn the wrong direction on Garland road. I realize pretty quickly that I'm going the wrong way and turn around in search of a bank. I had given Rob all my cash yesterday at the zoo so I had no money for parking at the arboretum. While at the bank, Trisha calls & tells me she is in the overflow lot trying to load a bus. I imagined myself hauling my big double jogger into the tour bus along with my three munchkins and all our stuff. I told Trisha I was turning around & going to do something else. Spring Break + Beautiful Day = overcrowded Arboretum.
So we ate our picnic lunch in the car on the way home, stopped at our house to pick up swimsuits, then headed to Lifetime Fitness to swim. We had a great time in the pool, and all three kids were loving it. Ridge laughed & splashed. I was feeling pretty good about our alternate plan. BUT THEN. . . Ridge tripped, went under water, and as I pulled him up he gagged. I stood up with him so I could see if he was okay & he threw up his lunch into the pool. I won't go into details except that the WHOLE pool shut down. Ridge thought it was hysterical, but the rest of the crowd weren't too pleased that their plans were changed. After profusely apologizing, I herded my kids off to the dressing room to clean Ridge and get changed.
TODAY's Playtime: 20 minutes;
Prep time: 2 1/2 hours;
Drive time: 1 1/2 hours
Oh well, there's always tomorrow :)