I told them be super quiet when we enter the church as we're the last ones there. 9 people come into a small church, someone is bound to notice. LOL. Pew was empty and we actually were all able to sit together which was nice. Our pastor made sure we were noticed. Hard to miss the mini crowd w/ one kid pushing the other coming into church. Told all the kids when we got out of there that that will teach them not to be late next time. Nice service, everyone was fairly cooperative so I was pleasantly surprised.
Next step was to leave. Umm, yeh. Get to the car and arguing ensues. Lovely. Irina is upset b/c someone got in her assigned seat. You'd think at 17.5 yo this would not be an issue but trust me, it is. Got that mini war resolved and got maybe 2 miles down the road and had to pull off the road and turn off the car until everyone could get along. Back we went but decided to stop off at Sam's first as we needed groceries. Some of us decided to wait to use the restroom until we got home. Yeh, mistake # 35 for the day. Now, I found a cell phone at the store. I told Irina to take it up to customer service to see if anyone lost one. Well, you think this would be easy. Umm, no. She didn't know where customer service was. I told her. Not sure she could do it. I said yes you can. Well, phone starts ringing while she's going up there. Girl sees it and says that's mine and Irina said okay then. Now, the way the conversation played out, it was as if Irina had taken the phone. I told Irina you should have told the lady you were on your way up to return it to customer service. Later, got glaring looks from the lady. I didn't even bother to correct her thinking as just wanted to get out of there. Remember, FAS kids don't always think ahead. Makes the simple things, difficult sometimes. But , we survived it. Load up the van as best we can b/c truly we forgot the wheelchair had to go in there. And, we're on our way. Then, we start seeing ambulances go by. More than one. Brake lights ahead. Now, when you see certain things, like emergency vehicles going down the wrong side of the highway, you know it has got to be one really bad accident. Backed up way more than the eye could see. thankfully, just at Sam's so plenty of food. Please kids, NO drinks. LOL.
So, now we're super late as we were supposed to be back for play rehearsal. Didn't make it. I tried to make a cake. I used to work in a bakery and decorate cakes. Really, no big deal and can do it pretty quickly. However, homemade icing, a little humidity, and you have dripping icing that you can not pipe through to do any sort of design. URGHH!!! Oh well, I was hoping it would at least taste good. (happy to report, yes, it did). Cut up strawberries too. Warren had to go out and get kidney beans for the chili he was making. Made the kids get their lunches and such ready for school as we were going to the farm & would be home late. We were rushing around like chickens w/ our heads cut off. We had been caught in traffic that totally messed our time frame up. There was no way they were making practice or youth group. Sometimes all you can do is do the best you can. That's what we were doing. We decided to still go to our friend's house. The farm. Despite an "off" day for my kids, we made it through. We were ready to head to the farm and relax w/ friends. Next post is our farm visit.