Have you ever psyched your kids up for something you, yourself deemed fun and amazing? Isn't it great to be the parent that slathers on the sunscreen while the children are bouncing in excitement to (a) play with friends while (b) "swimming" in water? I was so excited for the girls to go to playgroup this week. It was at a park, (which I'd never been to previously, but heard was huge) one with a water feature. I was particularly excited about talking with other adults! (my husband has been working late these days- and I am starved for actual conversation!)
Then we got there.
To the girls' credit- the water was shooting out of the ground- and it was shooting hard! Children right and left were running to their mothers claiming eye-shooting injuries!
But still. The girls were so not having fun! (I know this because I can recognize the signs: wandering around with heads down, avoiding other children, clinging to my legs... etc.)
And then neither was I... as the girls figured out it was much more fun to make mommy trek back and forth to the car and let one or the other go pee pees on the potty every five minutes!
So we left. There was no fun had. I was all basket case-y from being on only day two of potty training: on tour.