Here is my venting for the day...
Why do kids think that going to McDonald's for lunch and playing on their playground is the coolest thing ever?!
Ella always wants to play on the indoor playground and since we never eat inside when we do go, today I promised her that we would do it if we got through all our errands without any problems. The girls were troopers and SO excited to go to "Old McDonald's" after we were done.
We didn't make it there until 1pm and it was very crowded, as usual. As I first waited in line holding Addie, then tried to order and pay as she got antsy, and then tried to maneuver back and forth through crowds with a tray of food while at the same time keeping track of Addie and Ella (because first the ketchup was out and then the water), I remembered why we always go through the drive through instead!
Then we went to the play area to eat, where it was also crowded...and noisy and dirty. None of the school aged kids go back to school until tomorrow so the playground was full of kids way too big acting crazy (why do the biggest kids seem to be the worst behaved on these things?) while oblivious parents ignored them. Addie almost got kicked in the face by what I would guess was a 9-year-old boy who was laying at the top of the stairs kicking his feet furiously at anyone who tried to come up. Ella hardly even ended up playing because she was scared of all the kids after that.
I think we'll wait awhile before we go back.
On the plus side, the rain held out all day for us and as soon as we got home and I tucked Addie in, it started pouring...and that is definitely something to be thankful for!