Last night we headed to the mall to run a few errands and have dinner. Let's just say it was not my finest moment.
It started when Captain Canada needed to run to the the Mac store. I took the kids to the rides. You know the ones that cost a dollar and seem to last less than a minute? Both kids were on the Tigger Boat. The problem, there is only one steering wheel. For the whole ride, both kids were screaming, crying and trying to tear the other kids' hands off the wheel. I am trying to instill a taking turns policy and I am counting to 5 and saying switch, but both kids are screaming so loud they could not hear the counting. The ride ends and there is more crying. I decide to head to the food court and get them dinner while we wait for Captain Canada. Jack would not get into the stroller (the double car stroller provided by the mall). So now I am trying to maneuver the 300 pound stroller while carrying Jack. I manage to get them dinner but he still won't get into the stroller. So now I am carrying a screaming child, balancing dinner and pushing the gigantic mall stroller. My arms are screaming and in my head I have a few choice words for Captain Canada who does not have his cell phone on him and now does not know where to meet us.
I get us all seated. Both kids are eating and I am having a minute of peace and quiet while I suck back a large soda. Sarah says, "Mommy, Mommy, pee pee." Still no Captain Canada. So I pack up dinner, throw Jack into the stroller, completely against his will and head to the washroom. On the way people are checking out my screaming child and I am quite sure they are all relieved that it is me, not them.
We get out of the washroom and head back to finish our dinner. Captain Canada finally locates us. When he gets to our table, both kids are eating like complete angels. No one would believe it was the same kids who were trying to arm wrestle each other off the Tigger ride just a short time ago.
What I Learned from this Adventure:
1. Husbands should always carry cell phones that are on and fully charged.
2. Little girls should go pee before leaving the house.
3. Moms need earplugs and whistles as back up.
Look at these two angels.