Sunday, February 5, 2012

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Screw The Chores, Let's Go To The Movies!

Yesterday, I decided that it was high time that the monsters and I had an outing. We rarely ever go out as a family (it's been months and months) and frankly, another weekend of nagging the monsters about getting the chores done was about as appealing as a triple root canal. So, about 30 minutes after I got out of bed, I called all the monsters together for some Very Important News.  "Babies," I began "we have a lot to do today. We are going to be very busy people." Not surprisingly, this announcement was met with groanings and moanings. However, I continued on bravely. "Get it together, get your breakfast, get dressed, and ready for the day. Screw the chores, let's go to the movies!"

Now, it was about this time that the monsters started to think I had been abducted by aliens at some point during the night, or had been selected to participate in a clinical trial for hallucinogenic drugs not yet approved by the FDA.

But I have to tell ya.. yesterday was AWESOME! The twinnies got to play at a McDonald's playland...a first for them. We went to the movies, another first for the twinnies. Then, we had the car washed (which is entertainment in and of itself, you know), and wrapped it all up with a trip to mega Wally world where every monster got to spend $1.07 or less on anything they wanted, while I selected a couple of therapy balls for the twinnies. We swooped through the produce section for a piece of fruit each to eat on the 40 mile drive home, and finally walked back through our front door 7 hours after we started our adventure, exhausted and exhilarated, because (the monsters are still shocked) "Mom said screw the chores!"

It was Sacred Family Saturday, people, and it just doesn't get much better than this. I mean, come on! Isn't it every child's dream to be able to have $1.07 of their very own to spend at mega Wally world? I'm such a big spender....

I was thinking about our day late last night, when I was so tired I had to calm down before I could sleep. And I came to this conclusion: I am exhausted... but it's the good kind of tired, when you know you accomplished something great, and the tiredness is proof that it was all worth it. And then.. I fell asleep, completely broke, full of the happy, and praying that no one would wake up at the crack of dawn.

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