After a quick nap (yes, I can't get through the day without my own nap while the boys are down), we made our way out to Jordan Creek Mall for a play date with our friends Anita and her son, Mason. I love that mall and adore their play area because it's very big and open from all sides for parents to watch their kids play. As Anita and I sat on the bench watching our kids a little girl walked in front of us and proceeded to climb up on top of the gum ball machines in order to get a blue piece of gum from the top. Anita and I looked at each other and both said, "Where are her parents?" Kids will be kids, that's for sure, but sometimes they do some stupid things and as a parent I can't help but want to swoop in and "fix" it for them. As Jackson was running around wild in the play area chasing after girls and boys, playing tug of war, and climbing up on top of everything and jumping as far as he could off of them I wondered are these play areas really safe?
|Jordan Creek Mall Play Area|
Later, after Jackson's swimming lesson, we headed over to the airport to pick up Daniel who had been out of town for work all week. We were all so glad to see him and headed out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bang Bang Mongolian Grill (we are still convinced that Cher started this restaurant based on her hit song). Afterwards, we even stopped at Dairy Queen and got Brownie Batter Blizzards. Yummy!! After Daniel put Jackson to bed and I was finishing up feeding Peyton, we finally sat down to talk and debrief on everything that has been going on over the last week when I heard some noise coming from Jackson's room. When I went into his room he was on top of his covers laying with his head down on the pillow and butt up in the air. LOL. Obviously, he was doing something. When I asked him what was going on he said, "Nothing." So I sent him to time out to think about what nothing had happened. Eventually he told us that he was standing on his bed trying to pull on the chain to his ceiling fan to make it go faster. We have talked to Jackson repeatedly about not playing with the chains on the ceiling fan and asking us to turn the fan on or off at bedtime. So now Jackson has no ceiling fan on for the rest of the night because of his poor choice. At what point does it just "click" in his mind that we have a reason for telling him what to do and what not to do? Sometimes my little blond headed angel is so adamant that he's going to do it himself that he forgets what we said. LOL.
I'm so ready for our trip to Omaha tomorrow. I'm looking forward to so fun play at the Children's Museum there and walking around the Aksarben Village area where we are staying and eating at Jones Bros. Cupcakes. Mmmmm! So excited!!