Stefan was gone with our youth group for the weekend. Capri had a birthday party to go to that would last two hours. The party finally arrived and the girls had been insane all day. I dropped Capri off and said so long see ya in 2 hours and ran for it.

Instead of driving the one minute drive home I rationally drove 20 minutes away to buy an overpriced, calorie filled drink (and the Rim doesn’t even roll up for a chance to play again). And since there are 3 sleeping rear facing kids in my van I spend even more money on a chocolate filled pastry.

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I then sit in my van while listening to music and scrolling The Facebook. All the while my van is running because it is cold and February, so I wasted gas and killed the environment.

At this point there is only 45 minutes left of the party so I decide to drive to Little Caesars to see if they will deliver to my van. I arrive and call asking if they could walk two hot and ready $5 pizzas out to me if I have cash to pay. A lovely Saint of a woman brings me two hot pizzas and I hand her the cash through the window (not at all shifty looking). At this point the two middle kids are screaming for food so I throw some snack bars at them. Unfortunately the party is not over for another 30 minutes. So I do what any rational mother does. I take the longest route. I stop for the mail, and drive slightly below the speed limit. I arrive with 10 minutes to go so I toss some pizza back to the screaming people and continue to update social media on my adventure.

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So let’s recount

  1. One over priced drink
  2. One over priced chocolate pastry
  3. Two cheap pizzas
  4. A fair amount of gas
  5. Killing the environment while idling
  6. Two hours of confined kids not touching me and a majority of that time they slept

I count that as a win no matter how expensive.

It’s amazing what we will pay for a good car nap.

 

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