|Jose in Timeout|
Today, we were going on our first outing beyond the park and pool --- the Multiplaza Mall. Aside from having an indoor playground and a movie theater, we needed to get Evelyn shoes for our meeting with the family court judge on Wednesday. Otherwise, she's showing up in her flip flops.
The kiddos were primed at breakfast and excited to embark. Alas, as we readied to leave, the siblings had a scrap. Given that the Multiplaza houses more than 365 shops and stretches several miles long, we were so not going to take the chance of managing fighting, cranky, pouty children in the midst of a gazillion people. (Especially since we have to carry around a piece of paper with us everywhere we go -- just in case we get stopped by the police -- which basically states that they are on loan to us until we are approved to keep them.) So we told the children that perhaps if they are in a happier mood tomorrow, we could try again. Evelyn flounced back to her room. Jose had a meltdown. We had a very, very, very, very long day.