Please tell me I'm not the only one who has moments like that? You know? The moment where you've decided to be spontaneous and take the kids somewhere fun...of course you've already promised them a trip to...fill in the blank. Our place of choice on Saturday was the snow. So we're there, happy as can be, about ready to unload the kids with all their snow gear on and that's when it hits me. *!%* We have the babies' speech appointment. Like right now. And we're two hours away from home. Insert foul language (you pray your kids cannot hear you muttering from their carseats). Insert argument with your husband about who was supposed to remember. Insert realization that it's neither person's fault because it was in our calendar appointment on the phone. Oh, you know, the phone you took back to Apple a week ago because it wouldn't hold a charge. Ahhhhh.
So there we were, not yet in the snow, super upset at ourselves - upset at how it made us both look, upset that we had missed such an important appointment for the babies, upset that neither of us had remembered...when the phone rang. It was the speech therapist telling us she was at our door. You know, the door two hours away.
She was very understanding and Mr. Howard apologized a gazillion times, to which we also followed up with an "I'm so sorry!" email. I know it's not the worst thing in the world to happen and I know that everyone has those moments, but eek I hate starting out our morning like that.
So, after a quick "Pull yourself together. We're here in the snow and there's nothing we can do about speech" self talk, we changed our mind frame and had so much fun.
Connor was so excited. The whole way there, it was - "can we go in the snow here?"..."how about here?"..."Is there a parking lot so you can park HERE?" So adorable.
The final snow verdict? Connor gave it 3 thumbs up. Aiden gave it one thumb up as long as he didn't have to sit in it or touch it with his hands. And Isabella gave it three thumbs DOWN - unless you consider clinging to my neck and clawing at me (like a kitten you're trying to bathe) a sign that she was having a great time - because then she definitely gave it three thumbs up!
P.S. I am so upset. I took off that word verification on my post comments. AND THEN A SPAMMER spammed about 20 of my posts. Grrr. Those of you who don't have the word verification, what do you do? Do you have spammers get you?!? I think I'm going to have to put it back on.