This morning started out HORRIBLY. To start off with, Mister decided he would get up at 6:15 a.m. instead of his usual 7:30 a.m. Wouldn’t be so terrible, except that he typically gets up after Brian has already left for work. This morning, I got to listen to him whine and cry for nearly fifteen minutes after Brian left, because “Daddy don’t had to go work.”
Shortly thereafter, Sister woke up with her crabby pants on, too. Not good.
I fed them breakfast, then went to the bathroom.
The toilet stopped up and flooded the bathroom floor. Six bath towels worth of dirty water all over the bathroom floor. Fun. Fun.
And it was only 8:30 a.m.
So, I told the kids we had to get dressed, we were going on an adventure. I’ve found that when a day starts off on the wrong foot, it is best to just put some distance between me and the house.
Our MomsClub had a play date scheduled for the Imagination Station at the St. Louis Zoo. I hadn’t RSVP’d, as I had not expected to feel like going after having had a headache for the last three days. But, after the steady downhill pace of the the morning, it sounded like a welcome reprieve.
The kids really enjoyed the Imagination Station. They colored, cut paper, and used the dot marker to make an art project.
Sister played in the house while Mister played in the sand and discovered “turtle eggs.”
After our 45 minute play session in the imagination station, we walked around the zoo a bit.
We did go into the stingray exhibit, but I was so busy helping the kids feed the sting rays (ugh, raw fish and shrimp) that I forgot to take pictures. Mister accidentally touch the wing of one of the stingrays, so we got splashed.
Finally, it started to rain, so we went indoors to The Painted Giraffe Cafe and ate lunch.
After several hours at the zoo, the kids fell asleep on the way home.
What do you do when your day starts off on the wrong foot?