Friday, December 28, 2007

Dad day - Dec 24, 2007

Originally uploaded by peteshaw
This year, for the third year running, I took my kids out on Christmas Eve day for shopping, a movie, and lots of good old fashioned Christmas yelling.

Anna was nice enough to craft an agenda. Dad was the last one to be ready. First off we went to IHOP, to order, complain about and not eat the food. Well I ate mine. Five minutes after leaving, PJ said "Dad, I'm hungry, can we get something to eat?"

"Why didn't you eat your pancake?"

"I don't like pancakes."

"Why did you order them?"

"I don't know."

Next was shopping for a clock. Do you ever see those angry parents at the mall? I was one of them. Also, as a note to myself, going into a store full of very expensive clocks with your three rambunctious children is a terrible, horribly bad idea. Trust me on this. We ended up getting the clock, though, and proceeded to ye ol' CEC (Chuck E Cheese).

CEC is dead on Christmas eve day, and is possibly one of the least Christmas-ey places around. After that was a movie, and then home. The children had a great time, and dad was a little harried but it worked out for the best and no one got the stomach flue, so I'm pretty happy with the way things worked out.

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