We are, as a family, a little bit attached to the security of our routines. We like knowing when our activities are planned, and how our lives will play out (in the broadest sense) on a regular basis.
Emily messed with the routine. She got a double ear-infection and a lovely fever on Friday, and that means no swimming for a while. Since she couldn't swim, the others decided to take the day off from swimming. Well, Dave and I decided for them since we'd had a rather cramped Saturday morning planned and we thought it would work out nicer without the trip to the YMCA.
So, we slept in a bit this morning instead of racing around for swimsuits and towels. D made pancakes for a late brunch and then we headed out with him toward his Kung Fu studio where he had made plans to watch some classic movies of brilliant fighters who are no longer living.
He dropped us off at Made In Japan to do some drifting and shopping since we really couldn't sit through the movies. Em bought a pack of Pokemon Legends cards, Nate grabbed a couple of Nintendo Classic toys and Anna grabbed a brand new Bento Box with plasticware in the lid. Oh, and all three kids bought Sanrio NOISEMAKERS. The little japanese taiko drum thingies with the two balls on the ends that you roll between your hands.
After they'd done their shopping, we spent sometime watching the serious 'Advanced' Yu-gi-oh players starting their tournament in the back part of the store. Emily commented, "Some day I will be just as good as all those big people."....yeah, and just as geeky too, sister!
When Daddy came back for us, we decided to blow off our Sam's Club trip in favor of lunch at Los Tapitos and then Italian Ice for dessert. We all came home with electric blue mouths from the Blue Raspberry ice.
The rest of the evening is looking like rest, goofing off, and some catching up on backlogged DVR'ed (is that a word?) television episodes for the adults.
We just don't know what to do with this strange, unplanned day that landed in our laps. And yet, we've had no trouble filling most of it up already.