There comes a time we all inevitably cock up and when the crap hits the fan in many cases the children are the ones that lose out, causing upset all round. And this weekend I messed up big time.
The girls have been ultra excited about a bowling party they were invited to and to be truthful I was excited too as we've had some behavioural wobbles as of late, and I wanted to see if a change of scenery would ease some of these grumps.
Well it would have been if I'd got the flipping time of the party wrong, instead of being 1-3pm it turned out to be 10am-1pm, leaving a very embarrassed me to explain to the girls I messed up, while Vee was calm but annoyed and strangely understanding about it unlike Lissy, who got upset quite quickly, only calming down once I promised a trip to the nearby park, while it calmed things down she was somewhat upset about it. (I'm a terrible dad apparently, I can accept that.)
The first thing I'd done right all day it seems as the frowns turned to smiles within seconds, I won't bore you with the park as we all know what happens at the park when it's been raining (unless your Humf and Wallace - then it's super happy mud fun.)
The best part of plan B was a little treat for the girls, a babyccino as we've seen in our silent Sunday topped the afternoon off fantastically. Even if I messed up!
It brings me to one thing I look into quite a lot and it's the plan B's, as a carer and an idiot who needs to plan things meticulously they're very important to me, although I understand things can change in seconds with a disabled partner and children I also hate it when things do change and there is no plans for this. So for me to think up a completely random afternoon for the kids with no immediate planning to do things was a great but strange experience for me, knocking down a somewhat annoying mental barrier.
So in all an awesome day and a small personal victory, even if I messed up somewhat!
Great post Paul! I totally agree with you that sometimes a Plan B can work out even better than a Plan A! Sounds like you all had a great time xReplyDelete
It worked really well, I just hope the next time we do a random day it's not down to a fail. :) xDelete
You're a human Dad, not a bad one. And when they get older they'll realise that a parent who hatches a Plan B is pretty damned specialReplyDelete
I won't lie, I didn't feel it on Saturday. But when the smiles broke through the grumps all was fine :) It was an awesome Plan BDelete
Plan B is often a better option than Plan A if you ask me. So please you had a great time x xReplyDelete
Thank you Cass, It was an awesome afternoon. Hope your weekend was fabulous!Delete
Sometimes we all drop one or more of the balls we are juggling and a Plan B needs to be thought of, your girls are lucky to have you and your ability to think of a Plan B whenever needed.ReplyDelete
Sometimes (a little like the records I find) the b-side is better than the a-side... Don't worry, we have all been there, done that! Great that you managed to turn the day around and you all had a fabulous time! :)ReplyDelete