Welcome to Not Me! Monday! In this blog carnival created by MckMama everyone has fun telling all the things they DID NOT do (but really did). You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Here's what has NOT been going on around here:
I did NOT feed my family cereal for dinner one night this past week.
I am NOT currently sharing the couch with a very large pile of unfolded laundry. I am NOT choosing to blog instead of folding it. NOPE, NOT ME!
When we were checking in at our hotel on Friday night, my daughter DID NOT loudly ask for all the lobby of people to hear, "Does this hotel have pillows?!!!" leading everyone to wonder just what kind of hotel we've been taking that child to that she seems so incredulous that a hotel would have pillows!
We did NOT spend 8 super fun, jam-packed-with-activity hours at Sea World, complete with several hours at the waterpark and no naptime on Friday and put our 3 kids to bed near 10PM, 2 hours past their usual bedtime. After all that, there is NO WAY 2 of those same kids woke up at 6:45 AM the next morning!
Especially after my post last Wednesday, when we visited the Alamo on Saturday we absolutely DID NOT visit the gift shop and somehow leave with a gun like this for both of my boys, including my 2 year old, when the gun is clearly labeled "ages 5 and up". NO, did NOT happen! Remember I do not go in gift shops with my children!
My husband and boys are NOT so grateful for the "Free to Be a Godly Mother" class I took at our church a couple years ago where the teacher encouraged moms to allow their boys to have toy guns because a desire to "fight the bad guys" is God-wired into our boys and is a healthy aspect to their imaginative play! Before that class I was anti-toy guns!
My daughter most certainly did NOT get this as her Alamo souvenir
Because nothing says Alamo or Texas history quite like a kitty in a leopard-print purse!
Clearly my resolve against buying my kids things when we are out and about was hampered by a) the sweltering 104 degree heat b) the hordes of people inside the gift shop c) my toddler's shrieks of, "Want gun!" "Where's my gun!" d) my desire to just get out of the Alamo alive e) my husband purchasing the gifts or f) all of the above
It was f.
But, I am happy to report there really were no souvenirs bought at Sea World, even though you are conveniently routed through the gift shop on your way out of the park!
We DID NOT wrap up our quick trip to San Antonio with a lovely lunch along the River Walk. My kids were NOT completely entertained with the ducks in the river next to our table. "Hi Duck!" they said over and over as ducks swam by! I do NOT wish there was a river full of ducks and boats to entertain the kids every time we eat out with them!
Except I DID NOT spend the entire meal a little petrified that somehow one of the kids would end up in the water. We DID NOT at all tempt fate by selecting a table that was mere inches from the water! Praise God nobody went in, although there were a couple close calls!