the oldest boys spent the better part of the week at Scout Camp... when I first wrote this on the calendar I was looking forward to it... looking forward to Po not having anyone to fight with... looking forward to not have to BEG certain children to join us for morning prayer... looking forward to only having to cook for 3 picky eaters instead of 5.
It seemed like a great plan!
and then... the reality hit. I had to get the tired rotated. If the oldest boys were here it would be simple:
"Hey eldest child - gotta run an errand, I'll be back in an hour - call if there's an issue" and I'm OUTTA THERE!
without them here?
"hmmm... let's see... #3 can hang with his friend... #4 and #5 will have to come along. Did you know that the tire place is REALLY stinky? and also not so good for the developing latex allergy... so we walked over to Sonic Drive In... luckily you don't have to be in a car to order... of course, having to take our time turned out to be a good thing because otherwise we might have been 67 blocks away before realizing that #4's "kids grilled cheese meal" was minus a grilled cheese sandwich. Twisty straw, check... Banana (really), check... Drink, check... Sandwich?
I chose Sonic over Red Robin because I could see the garage from our table... and as soon as they took the car down we began to walk back... of course then we had a few more errands to run... so I was reminded pretty quickly that shopping WITH children is much more time consuming, expensive, and frustrating than shopping alone.
So boys - hope Scout Camp was fun... glad that it doesn't last longer!