This week, my elementary school-aged kids had 1/2 days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and an early dismissal on Wednesday and no school today (Friday). Nice. The junior high just had today off. I woke up with a migraine and wished so much that they were in school today.
Anyway, I took them to an indoor trampoline jump place. It was $11 for an hour of jumping on trampolines, into foam pits and playing dodgeball. I left with a carload of very sweaty, smelly boys. P.U.! They love that place. I did buy a groupon for it recently but it can only be used Monday through Thursday. I hope I remember to use it before it expires. Maybe we'll use it during the time off at Christmas?
Afterwards, we left the trampoline place, we stopped at a halloween store that had recently opened up (it is a chain that opens up in empty store fronts for 6 weeks or so before halloween). The kids chased each other around the store with fake chain saws and Cars begged me to buy him a mace for his halloween costume (which will consist of a black t-shirt, black shorts, his hat on backwards, a scary mask and a mace <--huh? What is that supposed to be?). I said no. Put a little more effort into than that...and you don't need a weapon.
Now I sit and watch the clock until bedtime for me (probably before the kids). Hockey games start tomorrow so up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays for the next few months for Cars' games. Jax's games are all over the place time-wise. Should be a fun season. Go Mite Green! Go Bantam Grey!