One: We couldn't find the item Rose #1 was supposed to return, until about 2 hours after we arrived home. We don't have infinite amounts of free time in our family, so having our errand hijacked is very, very annoying.
Two: I could not find the gift I wanted to get for baby Kate at the mall. At the largest indoor mall in the United States of America. (I think there is a bigger indoor mall in Canada, which is the only one standing between us and WORLD DOMINATION...at least as far as shopping malls are concerned.)
And Three: The Roses were just atrociously behaved. Really. We didn't want to get a large number of points for the rides at MOA - they are just too expensive - and you never have exactly the right number of points for everyone to get to go on every ride that they want. So, Rose #2 very graciously said that she would not ride the carousel at the end of the morning, and Rose #1 went instead. Then Rose #1 felt guilty, and started crying. Rose #3 was playing with her chocolate milk at lunch and sprayed it all over me through her straw. The icing on the cake was Rose #1's behavior when Rose #2 went to spend her $20 from Grandpa Pete at the Lego store, which is actually where we were going to return the watch Rose #1 bought earlier this week. Rose #1 was just so mad at Rose #2 for actually having the gall to buy herself a toy with the same amount of money that Rose #1 also received from Grandpa Pete. She was growling, and threatening to punch Rose #2. I get it - jealousy is hard, hard, hard for kids to process - but working it all through in the middle of MOA is not your best bet.
Bottom Line: Nice spring weather can't come soon enough. We need to get outside for some serious playtime. Enough of this cabin fever...