Last night we returned from Texas, late. Meaning it was late at night. Like 11 p.m. late. And someone I know who is two years old was still awake and watching "bugs" (A Bugs Life).
During our long jaunt back, I texted a friend of mine to see if she wanted to go to the zoo today since the kids were still off from school. We agreed to meet and then I wondered what I had done. I had SO much to do when I got back. But I didn't really want to be in the house ALL day long after just being in the van all night long with the kids, ya know?
As it turns out, I did not stop "going" all day. After the zoo I came home and still DID the things I should have been doing while we were there...
...a marmoset almost peed on K and Little G had a pretty amazing tantrum over sharing an ICEE. It was mildly embarrassing. But it has been worse. Although even The B Man was pretty mortified. He stood away from us and after the fact said, "Mom, I stood over there because I didn't want anyone to know he was my brother." Dude, I SO woulda stood over there with you for a bit if I could have. Then later the giraffe was trying to eat the wooden sign that was right in front of his "holding area" that says, "Giraffe". I found that a a tad funny for some reason...
Then, before I knew it we were home at 2:20 and I had to think about what was for dinner from a house we had not lived in during the last 4 days.
I saw bacon and eggs in the fridge and so "Brinner" it was!! The kids love Brinner. But I think most people do.
When I was a kid the local fire department used to do a yearly fundraiser where they cooked breakfast for dinner and it was always a big hit and raised a lot of money for them. I know my mom liked it because that meant she didn't have to cook that night. I can still taste those pancakes that the man in the big boots used to put on my styrofoam plate. And they just left the sticky syrup sitting there, open, so you could pour on as much as your heart desired.
Those days went by fast too, and they seem so very long ago... yet so close.
We had a good Easter, and time with family. Once I process it all (including the SCADS of photos I took), I'll give you an idea of how great it was...
Can you say homemade tiramisu? (yeah, my Mom is awesome.)
Can you see me??