Bright Ideas!

Twins, man! I am telling ya…never have I been able to experience such a wide array of emotions in one day as I have since having twins. On this particular day, things started out pretty good. When ever Maggie wakes up not grumpy I have hope for the day. I am pretty sure that is how they tricked me into agreeing to a Toy Story 4 viewing instead of cleaning their room which was firmly on the agenda (well, that and the fact that I have watched it about 4 times and never actually saw the whole thing). Also, who could resist the promise of a double snuggle when it is a cold, dreary day?! When the day starts out this good seemingly bright ideas start to pop into my head like “mmm, I could go for some warm apple cider donuts” and “hmm, the overcast weather actually would make for good lighting” and finally “oooooh, those sunflowers are still in bloom.” You would think that by now I would know that whenever I have these “bright, unplanned ideas” everything that follows will quickly turn to sh*t because unplanned excursions and 4 year old twins are a bad mix. But, no, I have not learned my lesson and instead set to work on putting together outfits. Two hours later, several outfit changes, what feels like 100 hours looking for boots and a call to the school to let them know that it turns out we aren’t going to make it to preschool today and we were off on our way. Still, things are looking up, weather is holding out, I am pleased with the outfits I choose, I found the boots and my ladder is packed in the car. One very long 10 minute car fight later and we arrived to an empty parking lot. “That seems odd” I think to myself but oh well the more sunflowers for us! Well, turns out that was odd because had I checked the farm website or facebook page I would have discovered that the farm stand was indeed open but there was no entrance into the sunflowers, pumpkins or apple fields for the day…and cue whining! Luckily the end to almost all protests is a trip to the “bear park.” Unluckily, the end to almost any trip to the bear park is filled with fighting about how many more last things we get to do, who can get their seat belts buckled first, why it’s not nice to gloat about being the first to the first to buckle your seat belt, and yes I know that is your water bottle but for the love of god can you please just share it with your sister since it is all the water we have left! Here are some of the moments that make it seem like it was a great day!

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