Sunday, November 28, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 28: Leaving

That's right. I packed my bags and bundled up my two year old daughter.  We're leaving.

Ha! Only for the weekend though!  My lovely friend, Artsy Teacher Mom and I are going on a girls' weekend away. Just us and our girls. She's got a two and a half year old and a four month old. We're taking them to the big city (Ha! Ha! As if Sudz can be considered "the big city"!).

We'll let you know how our road trip turns out. Two mamas, two toddlers, and a baby. Should be interesting!

Post edited to add:
This is actually a funny story. I had written this post and postdated it, but didn't publish it because we had a snow storm and didn't end up going to "the big city" on Friday night.  Saturday rolled in and my friend, Arsty Teacher Mom called me and told me that the plan was back on and we were going to Sudz.

We had a full day of retail therapy Christmas shopping and instead of driving back to the Island in the dark, we decided to crash at her sister's place.  We were due for a good girls' night anyway.  We ordered Thai food, had a few drinks (okay, I'm such a lightweight that two Barcadi Breezers totally did me in!), and watched a chick flick (He's Just Not That Into You).

We figured we'd get in a bit more shopping before heading back to the Island this morning, and while in the middle of a very busy intersection, Artsy Teacher Mom's car died. No, seriously. It died!!! Trapped in the midst of crazy traffic and angry Christmas shoppers, there we sat with our three little girls (2.5 years, 2 years, and 4 months of age).

A few phone calls, a few meltdowns (ummm...and it wasn't the kids who had the meltdowns), and a few hours of sorting things out, we ended up getting the vehicle towed (funny how the dealership was closed). Not knowing how we'd haul ourselves, our kids, and our purchases back to the Island (a 2.5 hour drive!), there was a bit of panicking.

Artsy's husband ended up driving 2.5 hours to Sudz to get us. All I can think of is how lucky we were that we didn't decide to drive home last night. Who knows where we would have ended up getting stuck in? There's a huge stretch of highway where you won't even see another car late at night. Thank goodness we didn't get stuck in the middle of nowhere last night (in the cold and with three babies!).  Thank goodness I remembered to charge my cell phone and thank goodness Hubby had his cell phone on so that we could contact our men.

It never seems to fail that Artsy and I always end up in some kind of misadventure when we're together! :) Hubby even text messaged me when we were en route to "the city" with: "You girls BE GOOD! Stay out of trouble. I love you."

That sounded rather ominous and foreshadowing of what would happen this weekend. Artsy's vehicle is still in "the city". I think we may have to pick it up sometime this week. Oh, the drama! ;)


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