I decided to invite my parents to go with me and my kids on a Santa Train ride. I INVITED them to go on Saturday night. My Mom informs me that they have a “very important social event…So and So’s Winter Wonderland Wedding…to attend” but they can go Sunday. I have plans for Sunday night with my (reunited) boyfriend, so I plan on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday Morning Phone call to Mama:
SJ: Hey so I am planning on going at !:30, so we will meet at your house.
M: Oh. (Sigh.) I thjought we were going when we could see things.
SJ: What? We can’t see at 2:00?
M: Well, we can see some things, but we will miss all the lights.
SJ: I have plans tonight, but it’s kinda grey, so I think it will be fine. Besides, I planned to go LAST night.
Fast forward 4 hours:
M: It’s too bad we can’t see the lights from this train.
The baby: I see lights! They’re pretty.
1 Hour later on the train ride back from Santa’s Village:
M: Look at these lights, they are gorgeous! (It’s dark now.) Just imagine what the ride in would have looked like.
SJ: Ummm I can see the other side because we are just across a lake, in fact, the words over there are turned so we see them here.
M: I feel like I missed half the fun.
SJ: (Internal thought) I feel like I missed ALL of the fun. LOL 🙂
Upon Arrival at the Station where we find out there is a 2.5 hour wait to ride the train:
Dad: Look at all these people
M: I heard the lady say there were 200 girl scouts!
D: It’s packed.
M: I am SO glad I decided we should come when we did. This would have been miserable at night!
Oh dear. I hope y’all enjoy these exchanges as much as I enjoy sharing them! I have to admit that instead of getting really irritated, I found myself thinking: Hey this is great for my blog!