Spring Break is here....

do a little dance....make a little love....get down tonight wooo, get down tonight......

can't you see me just doing a little jig here!!! can you tell that I am happy that I don't have to do school....for 2 whole weeks!!! somebody say YEEEEHHHHAAAWWW.

yes I actually like it when my kids don't have school......for completely morning rituals alone!! I hate getting up early....and if fact will try to get the girls ready from my bed as much as I possibly can....selfish.....YUP!!! that's me....I love staying in bed until 8:30...that is the perfect time to get up!! preferably to a fresh pot of strong dark roast coffee......ahhhhhhh yes that is me....totally not ashamed to say it either!

we had originally planned to go up to J's family cabin about 3 hours East of here but alas my trip back East cost J some work so he is a bit back logged. My student only has 1 week off school so I thought we would do some day trips next week. Go to the North Shore, visit some old childhood favorite spots...maybe go up to Whistler, visit the Aquarium....I don't know but living here on the West Coast there is no shortage of places to visit. Our snow has melted and it looks like Spring is back on..... it was a nice clear blue sky today at 12C perfect day....

well it was a perfect day outside...shopping with all 4 of my kids was not so perfect.....yes I entered the "duh what was I thinking" zone 5 minutes into my outing.

here is my tale

Faith fell asleep right away in the van and so I had to wake her up at my favorite second hand book shop....ya that was pleasant....NOT..... she wanted to pick out a "goosebumps" chapter book......"ummm Faith you are 3 you don't know how to read.....there are no pictures in that one..." to no avail.....she wanted THAT book.....so I tried the nice motherly voice, you know the one when you have a plastic smile on your face and you talk thru your clenched teeth!!....didn't work...when the kicking and screaming started I promptly pulled her out of the small shop and took her to the van and threatened her...........I mean gently and lovingly persuaded her to act like the angel that is herself and brought her back into the shop while my eyes quickly sent the message to the other 3 that they were to quickly and promptly bring their books to the desk so I could pay and get OUT OF THERE!!!!!

whew.....made it...she managed to bite me on the way out.....uh hum. She proceeded to undo her car seat and stand up while I was driving.....I slammed on my brakes to scare her.....she wasn't ruffled a bit....Hailey nearly jumped out of her skin though....so now I had 2 crying.......quickly stopped at Chapters to buy the 2nd book in the series I am reading...(the other store didn't have it but they did have #3-5!!! guess what I plan to do for the next 2 weeks!!)...... she was starting to be apologetic I thought it was over.....

when to my dismay at the fruit/veggie stand she started again because she wanted to be in the cart not beside it and right now, right now and by the time we reached the check out EVERYONE was looking....smiling sweetly. some in complete shock at the distorted face and wailing noises coming from this otherwise adorable 3 year old....who I am sure to most looks at least 4 because of her size....I looked at Morgan in desperation....please take her to the van....she did....kicking and screaming....with my cheeks red I turned and gracefully said to all those standing around me....." ahhhhh and she is all mine!!".....they again politely smiled and chuckled.....I hate pity!!!

as I was swiping my debit card I turned my head to the noise I thought we had all escaped, to see Faith running back across the PARKING LOT with Hailey hot on her heels and Morgan no where in sight......EEEHHH GAD........... I get her and look at Morgan, who finally was making her way towards me, with fresh and close to hysteric panic.....what the..... Morgan is holding her wrist....it seems Faith bit her and got away out of the van and Morgan needed to get the keys and lock the van.....I calmly told her....if it is a choice to being locked out of the van and your sister running away from the vehicle......CHOOSE YOUR SISTER!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh deep breath......

all in all my nice little outing gave me some grey hair a few wrinkles and a healthy and new found love of school...................2 more weeks to go.......

Comments

Ruth said…
Sounds like you had a fun (hint of sarcasm) day. Sounds similar to my 4 y/o daughter!! One time I said, to my now 8 y/o: "wait til' I tell your mother about this!!" She seemed confused, and then we took a L-O-N-G walk and everything was good again- til the next time!!
Lala's world said…
there always is a next time isn't there!!! ahhhhh the things we get to look forward too!
mommyof4 said…
Why did you take all of them?;) I try my best not to but sometimes it just has to be! I hate when people stare in store! I would have said something also! Hope you learned youe lesson LOL!
Lala's world said…
my hubby was working and my oldest wanted to come and the rest are too young to leave at home so...... it was all or force the oldest to stay....and I was feeling generous....not for long though!!!
Shash said…
La, remember going shopping with 4 kids each... ya that's right 8 kids and 2 adults!! Remember what my little Mr. Silly did???? I think we have too many dreams of well-behaved children or we left our brains at home that day?!
momyblogR said…
Holy CROW! I'm laughing my butt off right now. Girl, next time do do what I do....leave a couple of them in the closet with a bag of Orea's and a flashlight, LOL!!!

Glad you survived!!
Renee said…
Yeah, umm, that sounds nice and relaxing! ;^)
Vicky said…
Oh, they're such little angels aren't they? Have I ever had such an experience? Oh no, never...ummm, maybe...yes, definately.

I'm taking Thursday and Friday off this week to be home with the kids for spring break. My kids only get a week (district 43 is different). We went to Lynn canyon on saturday and it was gorgeous! We're also going to do Science World on Friday...should be fun with the other million people who have the same idea!

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