This morning I realized to my dismay I was out of my caffeinated beverage of choice - don't judge I have 5 kids- caffeine is oxygen.
Technically I am not supposed to drive yet. Not that I follow the rules all the time but I was trying to be good. So I decided to walk. With three kids. I may as well have walked with three 50 lb dumbbells.
I have a double stroller front to back- LittleDude as the littlest and least likely to follow directions sits in the front belted in. Leaving Peas and Pixie off. Which is kind of like musical chairs while the chairs are moving with lots of legs-- and feet to trip on-- and a bumpy sidewalk.
When Pixie is 'sitting' term used very loosely she is usually practicing her gymnastics Kips on the push bar of the stroller. Until she sees a dandelion then she does an epic dismount and scrambles for the flower. In which time Peas takes her seat. Commence battle.
Now both of them are 'helping' me push (helping used loosely). Side note- at this point we have managed to get down the driveway. That is 6 feet and 6 hands pushing a stroller- it doesn't work.
Cue the robin. Now we must look at the robin an attempt to catch it. The robin being native to the suburbs and quiet enjoying the game of child torment allows the kids to get with in feet of it before alighting to the nearest tree singing its song teasing the girls.
LittleDude has decided to try and climb out of the stroller- because he can't be left out- and squirrels.
Peas found a broken fence board and decided it was her broad sword (what the heck is she watching or reading) and encountered a cyclops (where the hell did she find out about those?) which had to be battled... dear lord a cyclops and we hadn't even made it off the block yet... what other monsters would we encounter (please no cannibals)? Side note-- get rid of Greek tragedies and epics.
We did reach CVS and got my dear dear caffeine and chocolate milk.
Walking along the road with musical seats and gymnastics, the arbor where we turn down the road- seemed to get further and further away... like the carrot that is dangled in front of an unsuspecting rabbit.
On the way home we faced the scary spider (antlers that have been next to a house for 5 years and have been a 'spider' for 5 years).
We also were challenged by a Hydra (no I did not inform her that she was mixing monsters)--- the hydra was felled and we made it home in one piece with dandelion crowns and broad swords.