You know any day that starts out with lining up behind a pilot car can add a touch of chaos to your day as you have an automatic set back- especially when you JUST MISSED THE PILOT CAR. Have you ever seen these videos – shit people never say. This one really cracks me up.
I think they should add, “awesome, I get to wait for a pilot car”. On Tuesday I had to follow not one, but two pilot cars. And officially will be taking a different route for the next couple weeks. The good news is one of the pilot cars was because they are adding a ninth stop light to my commute. Oh wait – maybe another, things people NEVER say - sweet, I love sitting at stoplights.
So what else happened Monday? Well to be perfectly honest, I can’t even remember what all happened most of the day, but I did NOT forget about this little 5:00 surprise. Silly me left a full can of pop in my car and it was so hot on Monday, the top literally popped off, which equaled Cherry Dr. Pepper all over my car. Maybe something else people don’t say, “I get to clean my car”! Well, my car needed cleaned so I guess this was my motivation (which actually didn’t happen until Tuesday night) – I know, all you type A folks are screaming. Seriously – DIDN’T HAVE TIME!
So I finally got home, actually had turkey burgers and plans to grill. Organization at its finest! Then Keith asked, do you smell that gas? It was strong, so that took grilling off our list of things to do. So we decided to go to Des Moines for dinner and to buy the boys new life jackets. (Turns out construction workers broke a couple of gas lines- all it OK).
Going to Des Moines was really NOT a good idea. Olivia may have been the crabbiest she has EVER BEEN! Another phrase people never say, “I hope my baby cries the entire time we are in the car.” The boys were even trying to sing to her and tell her stories; they kept saying it’s not working! We made it to Macaroni Grill for a semi-chaotic dinner. I did get to take D to the bathroom two times. They both ate like a loaf of bread and Carter thought it was just the best water he’s ever had and he just LOVED that bread. He kept saying, I just love this bread. Too bad they barely left any room for the food we paid for. We survived in our back corner of the restaurant, and then it was off to buy life jackets.
Sometimes my boys are good at the mall, and sometimes they hide in racks and run away and it’s really not all that much fun! We brought Olivia’s stroller in, just so we could push it while we could hold her or she ran away. I managed to keep her busy re-merchandising the golf ball section, while Keith and the boys worked on life-jackets. I think we were stressing out the poor teen salesman helping us. Dylan was asking him about these ropes and he was like your dad is over here as he passes me and Olivia with the golf-balls, good thing he didn’t see the near-incident with the golf clubs (nobody was hurt), finally found life jackets and got the heck out of there!
Managed to get a couple snap-shots on the way out. I mean who walks straight to the car! And really Carter, this kid cannot walk by anything without climbing on it.
SOlivia cried most of the ride back home until she finally fell asleep. She has a nasty molar or too coming in. Another thing people don’t say, “I love when my baby gets new teeth.”
We left just on time to see these crazy storm clouds moving in. We made it home right before the rain came. Keith put Olivia to bed. The boys made a huge mess in my closet but they were totally entertained – might have left them in there longer if it wasn’t bed time. Took forever to get them to their room, but finally got everyone to sleep! Glad it’s almost Friday.
And I think it would be fair to close with, people never say, “I love Mondays.”