Friday, April 8, 2011

our weekend is cool too ...

As you may have guessed, telling the other children that they were NOT going to Disney was not an easy thing. Initially, I hoped that I could "forget" to mention it and pray that they didn't realize. But, the more I thought about it I realized that, although my plan might work on Dilly, I am almost positive that Doodle was going to notice that her bunk mate was missing. And if you haven't noticed, Doodle tends to overreact. It could have gotten ugly around here.

So, instead of withholding the truth, I decided to tell Doodle earlier this week. I thought it would give her enough time to calm down before her Dad and sister left and would give me enough time to play up all the fun things we would do when they were gone.

It worked. Mostly. But, I think what really sold her was that we told her she could do the same thing for her sixth birthday. Nothing like bribing your kids to behave ...

But, at least, I wasn't lying when I was playing up all the fun things we would do. Doodle even helped me compile an agenda. It looks a little something like this ...

  • Preschool - 9:00-1:00 (Doodle)
  • Board Meeting - 9:15-11 (T and Dilly)
  • Playground time - 1:00-2:00
  • Dinner - 5:00, Chinese (or as Dilly calls it, China Food)
  • Bedtime - 6:30 (wait, that's only fun for me ...)
  • Run 600th mile of the year - 6:50
  • Relax in peace and quiet - 8:00-Bedtime
  • Run with the double stroller for the first time in almost two years - 8:00
  • Eat a bunch of junk while sitting the the stroller - 8:00-9:30 (Doodle and Dilly)
  • Dance Class - 11:30 (Doodle)
  • Shopping at Target - 11:40-12:20 (T and Dilly)
  • Visit Two Sweet Cupcakes - 1:00
  • Eat cupcakes - 1:30
  • Shop at the "Singing Dog Store" - 3:00
  • Dinner, Chocolate Chip Pancakes - 5:00
  • Bedtime - 6:30
  • Run (if the stroller experiment fails) - 6:45
  • Relax in peace and quiet - 8:00-Bedtime
  • Whatever Doodle and Dilly want to do (apparently this will include a visit to Sonic) - 8:00-2:00
  • Soccer - 3:00-4:30
  • Dinner - 5:30
  • Bedtime - 6:30
  • Run - 6:45-8:30
See, that's totally as much fun as a trip to Disney. Who's jealous now? (OK, I'm still the jealous one. Disney is WAY better. But, let's just ignore that fact ...)


giraffy said...

It's STILL totally fun. Any weekend containing Sonic is a winner by me.

Unknown said...

I can't believe your kids go to bed at 6:30!! My 2 YO goes to bed around 8:30 now that's its light longer and gets up around 7. My 4 year old is in bed by 9 and up around 7 as well. What time do your kids get up going to bed so early??

Jen said...

Totally fun and I want in. My weekend looks nothing like Disney or yours. Enjoy!

I'M Tri-ing said...

I know all about bribes. I owe our 11 month old a convertible on her 16th Birthday. She fell off the bed and broke her arm and we feel terribly guilty.

VK said...

Holy cow!!! Bedtime is EARLY in your house. We normally get home around 6:00. The kids go to bed at 8:45 and I go to bed around 11:30-12:00....and we're all up at 6:45 to start it all over again.

Anonymous said...

Disneyland? Jealous? Valuable one-on-one time with the kids and no interruptions - I think you got the better deal!

(does that help? I really tried.)

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