Family day and the runaway

0701151124Two posts in one!

First, we finally had a family day.  With our schedules, we just never get to do anything with all four of us.  But that day finally came when K and I both had the same day off and there were very few things that needed to be accomplished taking us away from funner things.

We spent the first half of the day at a trampoline fun house.  There’s not much to say about that because it’s just what it sounds like!  Lots of trampolines and a big play structure.  We had a blast.  The blurrier the pictures, the more fun you were having!


After nap time and a few errands, we finally went swimming!  The main advantage of being stuck in this apartment for the summer is that we do have a pool, but it’s taken more than 2 weeks to be able to use it.  Even though we have puddle jumpers for the girls, neither of us feel safe handling two toddlers who have practically no water experience on our own.  But finally the stars aligned, we were both available, there was enough time before a meal or a sleep and in we went!

We all had a really great time.  The girls were able to float pretty well with the puddle jumpers so we were able to let go of them more than we expected to be able to.  Ok, so Middie Biddie got sick and barfed banana all over me after swallowing some water, but other than that it went pretty smoothly!

And then there was today.  Today was a bit of a mess.  Still is actually, it’s only 1pm.

The plan was for me to take the girls to preschool, go to work for a few hours, and then pick them up and go home since K was working all day.  So I get them there and oh no!  Closed today!  While trying to figure out what to do, I took them to K’s work practically next door, a pet store, so the girls could be entertained for a few minutes while I tried to figure out what to do.  After some phone calls, it became pretty clear that there weren’t a whole lot of choices.  I simply couldn’t go to work so we went to the mall to get a bite to eat and to play in the tot lot in a nice, air conditioned environment.

The playing went fine and after about an hour, both of the girls crawled back into the stroller so I figured they were done and it was time to go home.  As I was buckling Teeny Tiny in, Middie Biddie wandered off.  I thought she had wandered back into the enclosed play space so I did0703151050n’t worry about it too much and continued to deal with Teeny Tiny.  Then when it was time to get Middie Biddie, holy crap where did she go?!?!?!

After a thorough scan of the play area, it became clear she wasn’t in there.  So off Teeny Tiny and I went racing to the doll store 2 doors down.  We passed it on the way in and Middie Biddie was enthralled with all the “babies” so I thought maybe she had scampered that way.  We run in there and no toddler!  Quickly asked the ladies up front if they’ve seen her and tell them to keep her there if they do, then ran back out.  Fortunately, I then spotted a blonde in overalls sitting at a snack table with another family standing by her.  The mom immediately recognized the “OH MY GOD THERE SHE IS” freak out look on my face and told me that they were keeping an eye on her and had contacted security to find me but fortunately I got there pretty quick.

The whole ordeal was probably a total of 2 minutes.  2 minutes of my life that I really did not enjoy.  However, it took three years of parenthood before experiencing those two minutes, so I think we’re doing pretty good!

And now I wait for them to get tired enough for nap time so I can log into work and accomplish about 1/3 of what I actually needed to accomplish today.

About alexmmr

I'm a mom of twin girls in the Pacific Northwest. I run a small pottery studio out of my backyard which makes me the Mug Making Mama!
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