"Can't you just do it for me?"
"But Luke's going to miss his nap!"
"Do you know how hard this is going to be for me to entertain them for hours and hours?"
Plus, I don't really have a back-up person yet to get Sam from school in case I got stuck and couldn't get back in time. But my whining didn't work and I took the Jeep with Jake and Luke in tow.
And you know what?
Ten minutes after we dropped off the Jeep and were happily munching on our $8 pretzel and lemonade Jake declared it his "Best Day Ever!"
By the way, I'm not cheap, but seriously $8 for one pretzel and one lemonade? Geesh!
I couldn't believe it... the day I dreaded turned out to be so much fun with my two little guys. Sometimes it takes a reminder from my 4-year old to remember to slow down and enjoy the little things. Like sharing an overpriced pretzel on a sunny morning. It probably didn't hurt that we were stuck here while our car was being fixed either :)
And out of all the stores we went to, this is what Jake really wanted me to buy for him...
When I asked him why he wanted it, he said,
"so Sam and I can use it for fake bamboo in our pretend zoo."
Awww, to be 4 again! Well, that's never going to happen, but I can take a break from my grown-up life sometimes and look at life through my 4-year old's eyes.
And being able to take a nap like a 4-year old would be nice too.