Saturday, December 22, 2012

The downtown trip from hell.

We always say we need to go downtown and take part in the fun stuff Austin has to offer more often. Now that the boys are not in sports we spend our weekends kind of just sitting at home and vegging. I looked into it and decided we should go downtown to the tree lighting ceremony and (wait for it) ride the train. I figured the kids would love riding on a train (they truly did) and it would help us avoid fighting traffic and paying for parking. According to what I read online the train would stop right in the middle of the festivities. So when Andrew told us that we needed to get off at the next stop I was leery. Plus NO ONE ELSE was getting off and as we walked past they were all giving us faces. It turns out we got off the train 3 miles from where we needed to be in the Ghetto. Hard core people selling crack on their doorsteps kind of ghetto. The kids had not had dinner and were already grumpy. Andrew kept lying to me about how much further we had to walk. Cause he knows I would get naked for a gang of thugs in return for them stabbing him with a knife I was so mad. By the time we got to the tree lighting ceremony all the childrens activities were closed down and we could hardly see the tree. We quickly fed the kids then I bought them some treats at Starbucks and tried to make the best of it. It was an awful night! Fast forward two weeks later. I didnt pack my birth certificate to get on the cruise. I figured two forms of ID meant my social and drivers license would be enough. I had to sit out and wait for my mom to fax it over but I let the kids get on the cruise ship with their aunt and start the party. Andrew stayed back and decided to belittle me about my mistake. Hum? Who;s mistake do you think was worse? I will let the public vote on this one (as if there is even a contest) Rant over ....
The kids were happy on the train (they had no idea the amount of walking that was about to be required)
Eating their treats. Mama knows how to make eveything better
see how small the tree was ? Thats a 40 foot tree in real life. But a small glimmer of a triangle in the sore eyes of my babies.

1 comment:

abassett79 said...

Andrew's screw up was much worse!!! you mistake was fixable, but this y'all had to tough out :(