We’re on Spring Break this week, yet the first part of the week drenched us in rain.
When I say drenched, I mean drenched.
It rained and poured and it sounded like the world was going to fall down around us.
Perfect weather to stay inside and snuggle up.
Also, perfect weather to hit the mall.
Monkey Girl was in need of a haircut, and I hate to waste a sunny day on a trip to the mall.
A rainy day, however…
While Monkey Girl sat in the chair and got the chop-chop, the boys played on the toys outside of the salon.
(If you could just pretend that you didn’t notice that I let Baby Monkey go to the mall in his pajamas, I’d really appreciate it.)
After the cut, we headed to the indoor playground that they had.
I have to say, I couldn’t believe how crowded it was, but even more, I couldn’t believe how many nannies and moms were just sitting there, reading books, not watching their kids.
Baby Monkey got shoved out of a boat, Monkey in the Middle was told to “Get out of here…you can’t play on this,” and Monkey Girl…well, nothing happened to her. She was way older than anyone else there…she just kinda sat with me and half-heartedly played with the boys, every now and then.
Yet, my kids are serious about playgrounds.
They didn’t let the bullies get the best of them.
Real Man surprised the kids and met us for lunch, as the mall isn’t too far from his work.
The kids thought it was awesome that he just “showed up” at the mall.
After lunch, we went to get the kids cookies at Mrs. Field’s.
It is their big, big treat at the mall.
They each chose a sprinkle cookie and ate.
We rounded out the trip at Barnes and Noble.
Monkey Girl had some gift cards from her birthday, and she had two books to return.
The boys headed straight for the train table while Monkey Girl browsed.
It was a good trip, but when we got home, we were ready to be home.
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