I’ve had today planned since last week. I kept today open with work because I wanted to take the kiddos out of here!
The plans were leaked last night and there was some whining. Last night I almost called it off, irritated that the first reaction of teenagers is to whine. Then I remembered that well . . the first reaction of teenagers is usually to whine.
This morning I woke the kiddos up. They were not happy to be woken up. I told them the plans. They were not happy. I told them if they came along nicely that I would buy them lunch.
That was it. Lunch. Food. Teenagers and food. I sometimes remember how to speak their language!
Tonight I am thankful that although we had a rocky start, the kiddos and I had a nice time leaving the house today. We walked in the wood, by a river, and had a wonderful time! And then yes, I bought them lunch. My picnic idea from a few days ago probably wouldn’t have enticed them like the drive-thru A&W. A&W worked! And they really did enjoy themselves 🙂