Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Going on safari, or to the bank

I was feeling particularly brave yesterday.

That, and I just couldn't bring myself to spend another minute of the beautiful day in the car.

The bank is only a mile and a half away, but getting in and out of the car with three in tow could have taken us at least 45 minutes.  

Instead, I decided to spend
twenty minutes applying sunscreen,
fifteen minutes collecting hats, shoes, and sandbox toys
ten minutes changing diapers,
five minutes cleaning out the stroller,
two minutes (per child) inserting children in their appropriate transit location.

Then, it was time to start walking.

We spent
five minutes chatting with a neighbor,
forty minutes walking to the bank,
twenty-five minutes playing at a park along the way,
three minutes requesting free ice water and lollypops (for good behavior!) when we arrived at the bank,
forty minutes walking home from the bank,

all to make a deposit, which took a total of 90 seconds.

But oh, was it worth it!
The sun was bright, the sky was blue, the breeze perfect, the temperature warm!
Yesterday, no safari could have been more satisfying than our trip to the bank.
After all, it's the journey, not just the destination, right?

This mom needs a t-shirt that says: "I survived a trip to the bank with three kids."

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