Yesterday was a busy day.
The boys and I went to the local dept. store to buy a new mattress pad for the Dearest's & my bed. The old foam pad had completely fallen apart after a couple of years so I tossed it. But for the past three nights I've slept very poorly because our mattress is too hard without the pad. Ever since my first pregnancy, my hips hurt if I sleep on a hard surface. So I was tossing and turning and not getting much sleep- hence the emergency trip to the dept. store.
The small men were extremely well behaved and I managed to not only get the foam pad (we upgraded to one of those temper-pedic type models), but they were having a great 1/2 off sale on toys so I did our Christmas shopping as well. Now I have all their gifts for Christmas, yay! Little Man was sufficiently distracted by the other toys to miss me sliding stuff into the cart. It was no mean trick to get the stuff paid for, but the cashier was totally understanding and hid everything behind the counter so the kids wouldn't see it. Then she double bagged it all so the packages weren't visible thru the bags. Nice lady.
After the store we came home, tucked into a quickie lunch of leftover Chinese food and rushed to get ready for school. It was my day to be carpool mom, so we loaded everyone up and headed down to school.
Then it was back home, where Monkey Boy went down for his nap. I spent some time cleaning up the kitchen and stashing the toys. The Dearest came home early and we decided to go to Disneyland after Little Man got home from school.
Monkey Boy was still napping when it was pickup time, so I left him at home with the Dearest and went to pick up the kids. We came home, emptied out the funbus and re-loaded in preparation for Dland.
Got stuck in traffic on the way, since it was already 3:30 when we left our house. Normally it takes about 35minutes to get to Disneyland from our house. This time it took about 50 minutes. But the boys were happy eating a milk & cookie snack so it was all good.
Disneyland was a little more crowded than we expected for so late. But I guess lots of people come to see the lights and decorations that they put up at Christmas. We still managed to do the boys' favorites: the Teacups and the Rocket Ride. We also went on the Haunted Mansion. This is the first time I've seen it all dressed up- they do a "Nightmare Before Christmas" theme and it's really cute. I liked it much better than the usual Haunted Mansion.
Then the Dearest talked me into the Enchanted Tiki Room, which I haven't seen in about 30 years! The boys got a kick out of it- Monkey Boy danced to the music and laughed at the birds.
Finally we headed on home- with a stop at our favorite sushi place since it was on the way home. The kids were great and ate tons. It was already past their bedtime so I was surprised at how well they managed. Both of them crashed on the way home.
Whew, busy day!
And this then morning Monkey Boy woke up with a lovely snotty nose to match his brothers. Blech. Oh well, it's their first cold this season so I can't complain too much. Especially since LittleMan is exposed to all sorts of nasties at preschool. *
*on that note- what do you all think of flu shots? we normally don't get them (we are delayed/selective vaccinators)...but with LM in preschool i am re-thinking my position on the flu shot. in the past i've gotten the flu shot and still managed to come down with an awful case of the real flu. i was in bed for nearly two weeks. this was during a time i got flu shots every year cuz my work gave them for free. i haven't had the flu shot since then because i figured they don't work well. but....with LM getting all those nasty germies....i dunno if we should have the shots or not....anyone care to weigh in?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Yesterday was a busy day.
Posted by shizzknits at 9:11 AM