Well it all started with the kids craft at Home Depot. They usually do a craft every Saturday but this particular Saturday was their big push for summer plants so they had free kettle corn, face painting, bounce house, and the craft. The kids were so excited to see everything! We were making a big catcher and while it seemed simple initially, it was as though my boys had never held a hammer. They had no idea how to hammer a nail. Dominik at one point said "mom, you hold the nail and I'll use the hammer." To which I replied "yeah...right."
They both ended up doing a great job but when it came time to paint they both painted their doors shut. Just as well though...I wasn't too keen on the fact that they would be catching bugs anyway!
After they finished their big catchers they played on the bounce house and ate kettle corn while I waited in line for the face paining. Seemed like all the parents were saving places in line while the kids played. However, the lady took forever!! I waited in line for 30 minutes and barely moved. I finally convinced the kids that it wasn't worth the wait and we should get started on our next adventure!
Next up was the unicorn frappacino from Starbucks. Dominik loves Harry Potter and the idea of drinking an elixir that would allow a person eternal life was very inticing! I knew it was only promotional but I figured it would extend through the weekend. Well I was wrong. And I only figured it out once we went to 3 different Starbucks. The promotion ended the day before and they no longer made them. My boys were bummed...mad was more like it and Parker even called me "mean mom," for lying to him. Mom fail for sure!
After feeling quite defeated I knew our last activity would not be canceled or let my boys down. They have been wanting to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie for quite some time and the theater on base was showing it. We invited Justien and Danny to join and we were all excited!! Well 30 min before the movie Parker fell asleep, Maylee was screaming hungry, and Dominik was in a really whiny mood. There was no way we were taking this circus on the road and to the movies. So plan B was a movie party at home. I made popcorn, we ate leftover Easter candy, and then finished the evening off with banana splits.
So while I was technically 1 for 3 on my supermom Saturday I still consider the day a win. My boys had fun, I proved to myself that I could handle it, and I didn't scream or yell at anyone. I was pretty proud of myself!!