I Broke All the Rules

Today I was doing my usual routine. Hopped in the car with Brooke and Micah in just enough time to pull into the carpool line and pick up Emma from morning kindergarten. She got in the car and quietly said "My friends are going to the pool today. When do we get to go to the pool?" If you live in Colorado, you know how difficult a question this is. We don't know many people who have a pool and not many public pools are open yet. But it was a beautiful 80 degrees...
Let me say, I am not a spontaneous person. Especially when it comes to outings with the kids. I am normally armed with diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, etc. But, I decided to be crazy. So, we took an impromptu trip to Walmart to buy a kiddie pool for the backyard. I had no makeup, sweats, and greasy hair pulled into a knot. Brooke had no shoes and a poopy diaper. I had no bottle or food for Micah. We went through the "10 item" line with 12 items in my basket. And we all had candy bars from the check out aisle for lunch. So, I broke all the "mom" rules. Did we all survive? Yes. A good way to start our summer? Definitely.


  1. You know what? That sounds like an AWESOME way to start the summer...minus the poopy diaper :-p But does passing up the chlorine, kid-pee filled "shared" pools for one at home, a spur of the moment WallyWorld adventure and candy bars for lunch make you a rule breaker? By some books, yes. But are you a super cool mommy? Definitely. Love you!

  2. I love days like that! Good for you to follow intuition instead of a schedule every once in a while.

  3. Yea Andrea! Who cares about the mom rules! You showed Emma she was more important than schedule or any pride you may have about appearance and I bet you'll still be talking about the memories you made today when she's 30 :)

  4. Love it! Candy bars and kiddie pools??! I want to come over! :)


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