Yesterday morning the kids were a little squirrley. Being cooped up inside all winter will do that to you. It was too cold to go play outside, so I thought I would do the next best thing. "Hey Kids! Want to go get some Old DcDonald's (aka McDonald's) for lunch?" Lots of whooping and hollaring followed to answer this question : )
So we loaded up the GMV with Mama and all her little ducklings to go get some Swinchy Sries (French Fries) from Old DcDonald's. The whole way we sang Old McDonald with every animal you can imagine whether they were bardyard dwellers or not. Cows, Pigs, Ducks, Frogs, Monkey, etc. We had a minor meltdown when they realized that Mama was taking the easy way out and going through the drive thru and not actually going in.
As I was pulling around to the first window, my heart dropped to me feet. Oh My Gosh. I forgot my wallet on my desk at home! NO!!!!! Instead of doing the noble thing and telling the person at the window about my mistake, I wimped out and high tailed it out of there. I grabbed my cell phone to call Eric and frantically whispered my situation to him. What was I to do? They hadn't noticed yet that the salty aroma wasn't filling our GMV. I didn't have much time and I had to come up with a plan before I had a full out war on my hands from my precious Swinchy Sry loving kids. Eric was no help. He laughed and said "Good luck with that."
First I tried to just redirect their appetites. Want some Hot Dog Diggity Dogs? NO!! Want some Papa Bologna? NO!! Swinchy Sries!!! I realized I had to man up. I told them I had to go home to get my money so we could get Swinchy Sries and that Mama was loosing it. To which Ella replied "Oh that would be so sad." So the whole way home Ella continued to remind me that I needed to get my monies and Ethan reminded me to change my batteries. 20 minutes later we were on the road again going to another neighborhood Old DcDonald's. I couldn't bring myself to go back to the same one because I just knew they would remember my order and give me 30 lashes : )
So our little outing was over an hour, 20 + verses of Old McDonald, 30 miles of driving, $12 in food and ended with 2 very happy little Greer kids, 1 exasperated Mama and fortunately a very clueless baby.