Nothing quite went according to plan today.
I drove to Toledo to pick Andrea and Soren up from the bus. Yes, I know they could have brought the bus all the way into Fort Wayne, but 1) I wanted to spend more time with them and 2) they would have had a long layover and wouldn’t have gotten there as fast as if I had driven it.
But, Andrea forgot to bring Soren’s car seat. So the first thing we had to do was go buy a new one. Sounds simple, right? Never. Found a Target only a few miles away. But then,
we I ended up buying her a new phone. Her screen was so cracked I worried she would cut her finger and Target had them on sale for half price. Birthday shopping done! Finally done and ready to hit the road.
GPS set. I should have just backtracked and reversed. Instead it wanted me to get on the interstate for a few miles. No problem…well, except for the fact that all three lanes were a parking lot. No way was I getting in that mess. So, after a little maneuvering, we got back to the highway I drove over on.
I took Andrea to her favorite Mexican restaurant in Fort Wayne. Dinner at last at 7:00 pm. I expected to be done with dinner, taken time to see my dad and home by then. Oh well. Finally home (without seeing my dad) at 8:45.
Christmas packages opened. Soren loved his gifts. There is no joy like that of a young child on Christmas, even if it doesn’t happen until February. And he had made me a special plastercraft hand print. It made me cry
Finally bedtime. But not until we had story time. I said two stories. Soren said three. He got three stories. Then he promptly snuggled up next to me and closed his eyes. But not until he told me he loved me to the moon and back.
I’m in heaven.