Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What the frick?!

Since the weather is still freakishly cold arctic like sub zero brisk, Scott and I thought it would be a great day to head up to the Orlando Science Center for a day of indoor fun for everyone. We got the kiddos packed up and headed out. I cannot tell you how excited we were, seriously. They had so much fun there last time and hopefully it wouldn't be as crowded so they could have even more fun! So we get to the science center and hmmm strange, nobody is in the parking booth, and there is an abundance of parking. What the frick?! Oh that's right, they are closed on Wednesdays. What the frick?! Maybe that should be on their website or something? So we turned around and headed back home.

On the way home we decided to stop for lunch at Mimi's Cafe. We got the kiddos out of the car, headed to the door and....What the frick?! The door was locked. I am so not even kidding. I looked around the parking lot and there were a ton of cars, so what am I missing here? Scott called and asked if they were open and the hostess said "Of course!" "Well your door is locked." "Ohhhhhh". So the hostess opens the door and, I am so not kidding "I saw you standing here for a while and was wondering what you were doing!". Really? Me pulling on the door and literally saying "What the frick?!" didn't tip you off? Ok... But before we could walk in Miss Jill decided to lay on the ground and kiss it, not in the nice way, more like in a way that results in this:

Nice, huh? I seriously should have named her Grace.

After we got home and the kids had naps we went outside and blew off some steam. It is still chilly, but by the afternoon it was at least 50ish, so I got them bundled and we headed out. Aaron actually slid down the slide and thought it was great. Jill stuck with kicking the ball and I think we may have a future Mia Hamm on our hands.

So it turned out to be a fun day in the end, which really, is all that matters! Hope it was a great day for you as well!


Twin-Spiration said...

Isn't that how it works...LOL
I have done that two days in a row one year when I wanted to take the girls to the pumpkin patch. You can imagine how excited they were and we got there and it didn't open until the next week. So the next day we went to another one that I KNEW was open...drove 45 min to get there and yep, it was not open either. Try to explain that to two 4 year olds. Not easy!
Glad your day turned out well.

1 Special Family said...

LOL! That's always the way it works! Be glad you could get out! School has been cancelled here for the whole week due to snow and sub zero temps and 13 year old twins don't understand that that means stay inside. The holidays were great, but week 3 of indoor togetherness is almost too much!

Anonymous said...

Don't feel alone. It also happened to us looking for a horse-drawn carriage ride this Christmas. When we went to the Bill Graham Library we found out we would have to wait for an hour in freezing temperatures. So we went to a local shopping center where we saw big ads everywhere for carriage rides around their parking lot. No carriage rides! We quickly had to "fix" the problem with a cup of cocoa!

Gay Vaughan said...

I totally know what you mean! Snow in Florida though...that is just SO wrong! Stay warm.
Stopping in from SITS, have a great day!

Ruby said...

oh no nothing like a big scrape across you nose ugh! no wonder they invented neosporine on the go lol glad she is ok and the day turned around for the better!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Our local children's museum is closed on Mondays... I know this from personal, "what-the-frick"-like experience.

And as for the customer service (or lack thereof) at the restaurant-- seriously? She couldn't have figured out why you were standing out there without a phone call? Was anybody else in the restaurant?

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