I spent the afternoon debating on if I should take the littles to the park after school. I had a ton of work to do, but decided for my mental health (thus promoting a better quality of work) and since they were expecting the outing that we would go.
Before leaving to get them from the preschool I made sure to pack a special “park snack” and some water. I grabbed caffeine for myself and headed to the van.
It’s a gorgeous day in NorthWest Houston so i just knew that this was going to be the best park trip ever!
Here is a play by play of what I call “this is life these days”.
2:05 pm left school and stopped by the house for, what I thought was a very smart idea, a potty pit-stop.
2:20 pm we were out the door and driving to the park. Yesterday it was decided that we go to the lake that has two parks on each side.
2:25 pm arrive at the park
2:30 pm finally get everyone out of the van after a long debate about taking a leftover sandwich with us (which wasn’t even in her lunch box) and the other child whining about the fact that I did not bring her bicycle.
2:32 pm stopped for a “hey dad we are at the lake” picture
2:36 pm finally at the actual play ground since every duck (and this lake is full of them) caused extreme fear (which is new to us) and high pitched “he is going to attack!” screams
2:38 pm Youngest child states “I have to go potty” which leads the middle child to say “I have to go potty too”
2:39 pm we leave the park.
2:45 pm arrive back at the van after a super slow for two girls who had to go potty badly walk where I was told at least 10 times “this would have been quicker if you brought my bike” and was asked “can I have my snack now” maybe 20 times.
2:50 pm pull into the drive way and they slowly creep out of the van still asking for a snack
3:05 pm I finally find my cellphone wedged between the seats after frantically thinking I left it at the park.
This is my life.
Some days I just have to laugh.
I wouldn’t change a thing, but I am so ready for a power nap.
3:22 pm I read this post to my teenager and she questions my truthfulness about the times stated…this is my life.