"If mama ain't happy, no body's happy"
These expression and sayings have been around for a while and are well known for a reason.
"Best just to learn mom's always right and she always knows." Eric often tells our kids.
Wise, smart man.
But even the wisest and best of us sometimes forget.
"How about we go to Knotts tomorrow" Eric asked. After all it was a new month, just barely, and we hadn't gone yet in February.
Mama (me) thought we probably shouldn't. Ryder was just getting over a cold and Lucas seemed to be coming down with something- so maybe we should just have an easy day for everyone to rest.
Saturday morning comes. The kids all cleaned super good and really fast. So mama was overruled and we packed up the car to go.
One minute into the trip Alex was crying about not having her pink blankie--"it's too late Miss." "You need to think and plan for these things."
More crying. Threats to turn the car around were made--
One minute later threat was carried out- car turned around headed back home.
Tears, sobbing, cries of it not being fair. Saddest, sweet tears from Ryder who asked the other two to "just stop crying".
We all ate some lunch, Alex repented. Mama grumped and pouted that we should have just stayed home... but wait....
Let's try again.
Successfully made it this time. Kids rode their favorite ride. And uh-oh Lucas is getting a headache-- feeling worse and worse by the minute.
Two hours after getting there decided we better head home. Lucas falls asleep as soon as we get in the car, stays asleep when we get home, doesn't eat any dinner and throws-up in the middle of the night.
"Best just to learn mom's always right and she always knows."
And yea I am pretty sure I didn't even say "I told you so".
Okay maybe I did.
|Sweet Lucas even managed to smile for me though he felt awful for our traditional Knotts picture|