Thursday, July 9, 2009

Planning breakdown

Me, in my mind: Oh, I have a good idea! I'll head to the farmstand after our CSA pickup!

Me, in my mind: I'd go to the farmstand first, but I need to buy perishables like milk and cheese. Better go to the CSA first.

Me, in my mind: It's kind of on the way home, anyway!

Me, in my mind: I'm always trying to find ways to combine errands to drive less, this'll be perfect!


Me, in reality: Wow, the farm is really muddy.

Me, in reality: I don't know why I'm surprised. It's the first day in 10 weeks it hasn't rained.

Me, in reality: I even thought to bring their rain boots. I must have known it'd be muddy.

Me, in reality: Wow, the boys are getting really, really dirty. And wet.

N-man, in reality: Mommy, those kids just splashed through the puddle by me! I'm all covered in mud!

Me, in reality: Holy moly, he's got mud splashed EVERYWHERE on his body!

B-man, in reality: Mommy, my boot got stuck in the mud!

Me, in reality: And you stepped right in the puddle in only your sock, I see.

Me, in reality: I have to strip you guys before we get in the car.

Me, in reality: And I only have one extra outfit in the car.

Me, in reality: I can't go to the farmstand with naked kids, can I? It's really more like a small grocery store. Shoot, and their boots are really unwearable, since they got mud inside and out.

Me, in reality: Probably should have just gone to the farmstand this morning, huh.


jongirl said...

At least you got your CSA pick-up and had some mud-splashing fun! LOL The best laid plans ....

Ronnica said...

But if there was one outfit in the car, you'd only have ONE naked kid, right? Could that be acceptable?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the one naked kid comment. Or even better, how about 2 half naked kids? The signs usually say "no shoes, no shirt, no serice" but there is nothing about wearing pants. :-)

hope that you had some fun and got some good veggies!

Nicole S. said...

Oh - this is so something I would do...Well, I guess its something i will do oncemy kids are old enough to run through mud :)

Jeanne Estridge said...

Nah, the milk and cheese would have spoiled.

It just wasn't meant to be.

Julie said...

You can't make this stuff up, I tell ya! Last week we managed to get to our CSA between rain storms so we went out (in the mud) to pick peas. Of course we get out to the garden and the H-man has to pee and the port-a-potty is on the other side of the really muddy area between the garden and the CSA distribution area.

Needless to say, he wasn't a pretty site by the time we were done. Luckily, we didn't have to stop anywhere. I stripped him down outside before he entered our house!

Kristin said...

I've totally been there. It took me one of these events to pack extra stuff for the trip to the farm. (I have 5 year old twins and a 10 month old, and also belong to Waltham Fields.) I remember when my guys were maybe 2 or 3, just rolling in the big mud puddle in nothing but a diaper. Also the look on one's face the first time he took his foot out of the boot and felt the mud between his toes - pure ecstasy!