Last night after a busy day for us but a stay inside work day for the King this is what transpired when a suggestion to go outside was made. Nobody was very enthusiastic. We lost ………………….. 🙂
King: Let’s go out for a hit of tennis after dinner kids
kids both falling asleep in their dinner plates: nah bit tired
King: You’ll be right once you get out there
GMD: I’m pretty tired
little Miss Gremlin is almost crying at this point…..
King: yeah you’ll be right
me: he has had a big trip dad, he’s pretty tired
king: he’s on holidays
me: that wasn’t a holiday it was a pretty intense trip
king: did they go to school?
king: … holidays
me: ok fine, TD can stay here, he’s been out already
king: but he loves going out, he’s good over there
me: he’s a pain….(sigh)…….ok fine
king: go downstairs kids and pump your soccer ball up, we’ll meet you in the lobby
kids: ok (sigh)
waiting an extraordinary amount of time for the king, there’s the chatting to the princess in OZ, there’s a bathroom break and whatever else he had to do. (seriously worse than a chick) oh yeah shoes…..
20 mins later….. in lobby, the king starts leaving the building.
me: we have to wait for the kids
king: where are they?
me: in basement pumping up the ball, where you sent them
me: well they certainly wouldn’t have left the building without us, maybe they need help, ….no the elevator is coming down
king: why are they up there?
me: I don’t know, we did take a very long time
king: well surely it doesn’t take this long for them to go inside and see we’re not there
me: the door’s locked
elevator arrives in lobby
king: where’ve you been?
GMD: in the basement pumping up the ball
king: all this time?
king: oh (very confused look)
We walked, played tennis against the wall, I was annihilated, TD hung out at the court, the kids kicked soccer balls against the wall, we came home at dark.
The King always gets what he wants………. sigh