Okay, so I KNOW this already, I've practiced it SO many times. Still, sometimes it just doesn't happen the way I plan. A while back, we were planning on visiting a friend. I told the boys before we left the doctor's office. We walked outside and guess what - nasty snow. I did not want to stop to play on the way home. I had 2 very disappointed boys.
Today? Yes. Today... I needed something (anything) to motivate my troops to get ready for the day. I said to Monkey, "we are going to the "star mall" today to play with your friends."
We drop Mr. Crum off at work just before 8 every day that we use the van. Malls do not open at 8am. I knew that when I told him, but did not expect the reaction that I got when we had to drive past the mall to accomplish another task (we needed to print pictures - I thought we'd go to Walmart - for future reference, their photo labs open at 9, not 8). THEN we had to drop off my time card. Yikes. There was a lot of wailing, sobbing, screaming..
We ended up going to the mall much earlier than our friends.
What a morning!
My 3 year old screamed (multiple times) "I NEED Go to mall!" I wish I could record him saying that so that a few years from now I can pull it back out and say, "see - you need to go, it's for your own good!"