Kids had a lovely fight at the celebration dinner on Thrusday, because that just how we roll, and so here is how my Friday went. Keep in mind that usually Gordon drives everywhere so I decided to give him a break.
6:00 am Get up.
6:50 am Drive Kid 2 to the Metro station.
6:55 am Make a strategic decision that she was too tired to walk a mile to school. Turn around. Get blanket, get a different backpack (zipper broke,) and a pillow from the house.
7:10 am Drive Kid 2 to Austin to her school.
7:15- 7:55 am Inch my way up the 183 and Mopac through hell traffic. Screw you, Mopac.
8:00 am After about a minute of shaking, wake up Kid 2. Deposit child at school.
8:25 am (Yeah, that’s the traffic difference) Get home. Wake up Kid 1.
10:00 am Take Kid 1 to Round Rock for an appointment with a specialist.
10:45 am Be lost in a labyrinthine plaza. Lots of buildings, nothing is marked. Call specialist. Back up twenty feet to the right building. Park.
12:00 Be done with appointment. Specialist is awesome, makes sense, and we make a plan.
12:35 pm Take Kid 1 to lunch at Chili’s. Have a nice mom-daughter lunch.
1:30 pm Get home. Collapse for one hour. Try to convince Gordon to go with us to Domain. Not succeed – he said one fight this week was plenty, thank you.
3:00 pm Take Kid 1 to pick up Kid 2. Leave early in anticipation of some traffic.
3:40 pm Wait for Kid 2.
4:00 pm Pick up Kid 2, inch my way down Mopac to Burnette Road and Domain.
4:40 pm Eleven miles later (!) get to Domain. Screw you, Mopac.
4:45 pm How is it that Kid 1 gets lost when following simple direction such as “make two lefts, then a right,” but is able to perfectly navigate Domain’s twisted Celtic knot of roads that looks like someone put a bunch of upscale stores into a cocktail shaker, shook them up, and dumped them in the middle of Austin?
4:50 pm Commence shopping for summer clothes.
5:15 pm Complete Forever Twenty One. Obtain a whole bunch of stuff for $200 (they had a sale.)
5:20 pm Shop in some other store, whose name I do not remember.
5:45 pm Get some stuff, buy it, reach the door, Kid 2 decided that she did want the shoes, go back, stand in line again, buy the cute shoes.
6:00 pm Eat at California Pizza. OMG, yummy. Carbs are so delicious. Get Strawberry Shortcake to go for Gordon. Tex cute pictures of the girls to him. We had a lovely time. He missed out.
6: 30 pm Try to buy Candy Yum Yum lipstick for Kid 2. Mourn that it was sold out. After much deliberation, purchase Pink Pigeon instead. Console heartbroken Kid 2.
6:38 pm Leave the parking lot. Kid 2 decides Pink Pigeon rocks.
7:10 pm Almost home. Kid 1 reports text from her dad. He is starving. Can we pick up something?
7:15 pm Hi, I need a steak to go.
7:45 pm Get home. Crawl upstairs, fold a small load of laundry, watch two episodes of Ink Master, pass out.
Normally it’s not that hectic, but somehow it just all ended up being packed into this crazy day. So full speed ahead on SiP today, until 2:00 pm, because Kid 2’s artwork is being showcased for the Big Bang Event at her school, and we are not missing that, which means we are driving into Austin.