Eat your dinner!
You need to change your clothes!
Every June, as week or so before the 4th of July, a local shopping center holds a pre-holiday celebration with fireworks. I have taken the kids since they were little. They love the colors and the booms, but it is always a production to get there. This year was no different. We had a guaranteed parking spot at my in-laws house, but I still wanted to get out the door early.
We love to walk around and see the dance school show off their latest performances. We played some Wii bowling for a chance to win a win or a special bowling ball. We didn't win, but the kids did amazingly well. We ate a bunch a good, junky food and we finally made our way over to a good spot to plop our butts.
The fireworks started a few minutes later than I thought and it started to get a little ugly (none of us have an ounce of patience!), but once the first firework umbrellaed the parking lot, we were all smiles.
Luckily the rain held off until we were walking back to the car. The skies didn't fully open up until we were all safely buckled and pulling out. This would have really mattered if I didn't have 2 kids who really had to pee. I had to pick a few things up at the grocery store, so we planned on stopping for that and to use their restrooms.
By the time we finally got home, we were not only tired, but soaking wet. I told the kids to change into their jammies and as usual, Little Dude putzed around. While I was trying to get GG settled, he came in her room and said,
"Look mom, I have on 2 pairs of underwear!"
Apparently he snuck on that other pair when we were trying to rush out the door earlier in the evening. Upon further inspection, I realized that he did not have on 2 pairs of underwear on. He had 3!!!
And within a few minutes, the boy placed a 4th pair on his head and pranced around the room.
The only thing I could do was laugh. That child is definitely a character!
Until next time...