he went to Dairy queen while I was putting Jack to bed and got me an Oreo blizzard. I heart him so much.
In similar news: I would like a gym membership for Christmas.
Yesterday the kids and I had to drive to our old town to look for a place to live. We will be moving very soon (more on that later).
It is a one hour drive and I wanted to strangle my children after forty-eight seconds in the car. Jack wanted to tell me a story, but every time he started to talk Gigi would stick her fingers in her ears and yell “LA,LA,LA,LA”. So of course he started crying. So of course she kept it up and added a little banging-water-bottle-on-window to really piss him off.
I tried to ask them in my super polite, someone-is-watching-me-parent voice to be quiet…but they couldn’t hear me. So I turned up the radio super loud to try and capture their attention…they started dancing. Next step, putting down their windows at 70 mph in the rain. Nothing.
By the time we got to our destination I was ready to punch a kitty.
I did the things I had to do and we headed home, which I was dreading for obvious reasons. I decided that no matter what they tossed at me I was going to just stare ahead, smile and keep driving.
The hubby had a business meeting after work so I had already decided on takeout. The kids chose the Olive Garden and when we got there they started begging to go inside and sit and eat together. At that point I was just too tired to argue so in we went.
…that was the best choice I made all day (besides ordering a Cadillac margarita the minute we walked in the door).
My wonderful children sat quietly next to me and ate their dinners. They smiled at me. They told me stories. We laughed, we held hands and they thanked me when we left.
I brought them home and in the midst of putting them to bed I got an unsolicited I Love You from both.
I’m glad I put my head down and battled the day til the end. It would have been such a shame to miss that glorious dinner.
Plus, throwing my kids out of the car on the highway might have been frowned upon.
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