Thursday, March 13, 2008

Day Thirteen: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Things I Wouldn't Have Done Today If I Didn't Have a Three-Year-Old:

1. Drive to a business park warehouse in Spring Valley filled with an entire city of giant jump-jumps.

2. Shriek insanely upon hearing that adults could jump, too.

3. Shimmy up a "volcano" while holding on to a rope, practically throwing my back out.

4. Negotiate for 10 minutes about where to have lunch while accompanied by back seat moans of "Pizza! I want pizza!" "No, mac and cheese! Mac and cheese!"

5. End up at a Mexican place and use the children as scapegoats for why we needed chips and salsa immediately--after all, the kids were STARVING.

6. Confiscate all the silverware to my side of the table.

7. Declare that the sugar packets were "cookies," and inquire "Would you care for a cherry, madam? Or would you prefer a lemon?" then pretend to nibble on sugar packets with exaggerated "num num" sounds.

8. Precede entrance to the knitting shop across the street with this warning: "Do not run, yell, touch or breathe while we're inside."

9. Conduct a diaper change in a bathroom so tiny that the changee was wedged underneath the toilet and my back was against the wall as I repeated like a mantra "Don't move, don't move, please don't move."

10. Order a Hawaiian shave ice with a requested combination of vanilla and bubblegum, not only with a straight face, but thinking, "Actually, that sounds kind of good."

7 comments:

Type (little) a said...

@ #1-

WHAT WHAT WHAT? A city of bouncy castles???

Sam said...

Oh yeah, baby. You come out for a visit and I'll take you. ;)

Cheri said...

I'm up for joining you on numbers three and five, and would like a demo of number seven when I see you next.

XOXOXO

Chinazhoumom said...

We just bought a jumpy for K - and it says maz weight 100 lbs - so if I put one part of my body and jump - will that work - I can't believe adults can jump too - WAY COOL! and Madonna rocks! (I too love the 80's-sad but TRUE)

smittenknitten said...

That was some fun today! Can't wait to go back to the city of giant jump jumps!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

If you ever want a change of scenery you can always come to the bouncy village in the Poway business park!

Jenn said...

I wanna know where I can bouncy bouncy too!!!

Isn't it simply delicious to be able to think and write about all the things you get to do now that you are a MOM!!! : )