Anyway, back to the crazy part. I know that the perfect, beautiful ideal of summer, consists of lazy days and sandy beaches. One of those days would be nice. We can't even seem to keep our heads above water though. Take this weekend for instance...
Between the four kids, there are a lot of fun birthday parties to go to. It can get kind of bonkers sometimes though, when you multiply the number of kids in their classrooms, friends and neighbors, to the number of birthdays there are. The parties are always great...unless you're someone with no sense of time - and even LESS sense of direction.
Our daughter's friend was having her fifth birthday party at a really cool place.
1.) You're really lost and had to stop in this nice place to ask for directions...or
2.) You're very, very early...or...very, very late.
In this case, neither applied. (Well, I guess technically number two did.)
As we made our mad dash into the place we hoped was the right location, we were met with emptiness. No children playing, no cake, balloons, ice cream...unicorns. Nothing but crickets.
A woman sitting at the front desk was startled by our attack mode and almost dropped her phone.
"Can I help you?" She questioned.
Knowing that something was wrong (again, either number one or number two) I looked around frantically.
"Why is no one here?" I thought in my head, and evidently said out loud.
Putting her phone down, she laughed and replied, "I don't know! Why are YOU here?"
Turning to look at her, I smiled back. "Oh, sorry. I must be at the wrong place." I held out the invitation for her to see.
Reading it, she laughed a little harder. "No honey. You're at the right place and you're even here at the right time. You just picked the wrong day that's all."
Oooooof course I did.
I don't know if we'll ever get to experience the lazy days of summer. I don't know if they even really exist in this day and age to tell the truth.
I do know one thing for sure...I can relax knowing where and when the next birthday party will be. We won't get lost and we'll be perfectly on time...hopefully even be on the right day too.
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