We Bought a Zoo...
At the end of June we were scheduled to go on a join vacation with our friends but last minute had to cancel due to the size of the space and other issues. Because we had to cancel, I told the kids that we would go to the zoo one day the following week. That's where my sanity left and fear set in.
On a Monday, we were finishing lup our chores and I checked the weather while feeding Malachi. I realized that the only day to go to the zoo (an hour away) would be that day. It was going to be hot and rainy the rest of the week.
I called Mark and got the okay and then packed a quick lunch and loaded everyone up. They had no clue.
It was so much fun to hear their excitement when we got there. They were even more excited to learn we were going to be able to go back several times.
And despite my insanity, I did not lose or gain any children while there.