Me and My Big Ideas

This morning I thought we'd get out of the house for a little bit and I would shop for an Easter dress. As the morning wore on, that changed to we'll go in the early afternoon. Then I thought about the cold front that is supposed to come through this weekend. I probably wouldn't be able to wear a new springy dress anyway. By lunchtime I was crawling the walls to get out of the house, but where to go? The malls and shopping centers would be too crowded with Good Friday shoppers. So, just to do SOMETHING I suggested McDonald's and playing. Of course that was met with a BIG "YEA!! Let's go Mom!'So, off we went.

I had always promised myself I wouldn't get into the Happy Meals and all the toys. Well...so much for that. I now want to collect all the Wizard of Oz Madame Alexander dolls.I'm saying they're for A., but we know who they are REALLY for! Her ballet class is having their recital and Spring Show next month. The bigger kids are doing the Wizard of Oz, so I do kind of have a reason for this new obsession. My strategy is to hit various McDs in the area. 4 down, 4 to go.
Anyway, as we were standing in the massive line (I wasn't thinking about all the other moms that would be there with their kids because there's no school today...oops!) I thought about getting a salad or a chicken wrap. When it was our turn something came over me when the lady said they had the Tin Man and the Wicked Witch of the East. All of a sudden I'm ordering 2 Happy Meals and supersizing one of the drinks for me. This is ridiculous! Who AM I?? Oh well...

While we were eating A. kept saying,"McDonald's is a proud sponsor of Sesame Street." over and over. Hmmm, too much T.V.??A. had a great time playing though. There were some nice kids there that were sweet to her and played with her, even though some were older. She said, "Hi! Want to be my friend and play with me?" Soon she was climbing up into the highest levels of the play tower and I could hear, "Hey, Annelise come this way!" So a good time was had by all.

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