We woke up today to clouds, rain and fog. It was supposed to be about 57 degrees. Much too cold for outdoor adventures. Noah was making the most of it on the treadmill.
So, we thought about what we could do. There are a couple of movie theaters about 45 minutes away, so the boys decided to go see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a discount theater, so it was only $3 admission. Perfect. Emily really didn't want to see Ninja Turtles, so the girls decided to drop the boys and head to Target. Two hours to browse in Target sounds like a dream. Then, we get there and a Starbucks is in the Target. Heaven!
We drop the boys at the theater and we are running a little late. So, they all dodge the rain and run in the movies. We drive to Target. It's 1.4 miles away. Suzy realizes this little triangle with an exclamation point has popped up on the dash. She asks what it means. I have no clue. She opens her door and shuts it on the road, nothing. It's still on. I think maybe it's that a tire pressure is low since it's so cold. Anyway, David texts me that he's in line to buy popcorn. but this theater is cash only. What? In 2016. How can that be. Luckily, my Dad had just enough to cover the movie and snacks. Whew.
We pull into the parking spot and Suzy turns off the car. They have one of those fancy keyless entry cars. Um, where are the keys. She can turn it off, but she won't be able to turn it back on without the keys close to the car ignition. Um, they are in my Dad's pocket. At the movies. 1.4 miles down the road. So, we lock the car and go do our shopping. Suzy calls my Dad, but realized later that my Dad didn't bring his phone. I texted David, but his phone was already off for the movie. Oh well, we enjoyed our shopping.
Now, I rarely take Emily shopping. Or if we do, it's quick in and out. She was loving browsing the clothes and jewelry. My girl is growing up.
We went to Starbucks and Suzy had her first carmel frappaccino. Seriously, she'd never had one. She's a total fan now.
The movie was over and David calls me. I explain what's going on and I can hear my Dad cracking up in the background. Yep, the keys are in his pocket. He thinks the whole thing is hysterical. I tell David to send my Dad and the boys in a store and for David to walk the 1.4 miles with the keys and we'll be waiting in Starbucks. Like 12 minutes later, he walks through the door. I was so shocked I thought he hitched a ride with someone. He ran the whole way in the rain. His glasses were all wet and he was wet and cold. So, we got our stuff and went and picked up my Dad and the boys.
Meanwhile, we are all cracking up about the whole thing in the car. So, that's what the triangle with exclamation point meant...."Go get the keys out of your husbands pocket!!!!!" Now, we know. It was like a comedy of errors. And David is telling us about the seats in the theater. They were from 1980 probably and you only got 1/2 a back on the seat. I guess that's what you get for a 1/2 price ticket. It was all very funny and at least we still had an adventure on this rainy wet day.
The clouds should clear tomorrow and we'll have a nice 2 days here.