Ever since last year I had been dying to go back to Six Flags. You see last year I was pregnant and was not able to ride one single ride, and I love the rides! Of course Bobby was definitely worth forgoing some rides at Six Flags, but this year was going to be my year. The kids and I worked hard to get our free Read to Succeed tickets, making it affordable for our family to go. I was so excited!
My husband had taken Monday off so we could go when things were less crowded. It all sounded great until, my husband called Friday afternoon to make sure of the day we were going. Just in case I ran and got the tickets. To my utter disappointment the tickets were going to expire on Sunday leaving us just the busy weekend to use our tickets.
Well, this was one of those days when Daddy just was not happy. He didn’t want to be there and didn’t want to spend any money or ride any rides. We had a huge discussion over me buying a Coke at a restaurant over lunch (off Six Flags property) that was crazily similar to our Disney World Honeymoon experience. The kids were all paying very close attention so finally I asked my daughter. “What do you think about all this?”
“I think you need to be nice to Daddy anyway because that’s what the Bible says,” she replied in all honesty. What a lovely time to find out my daughter has been paying attention don’t you think? Let’s just say I had a REALLY hard time being a godly example on this day.
It started storming (appropriately) early in the evening, and we all went home. It was such a horrible ending to my much anticipated event. Why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know that we have days like this too.
My husband did eventually see the day from my perspective and apologized for being a scrooge. We kissed and made up and have lived happily ever after…until the next time we let pride, sin, and selfishness get in the way!
I’m linked with Raising Homemakers and Intentional Me.
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
Ugh, sorry it didn’t go as planned. I hope next year is much better!
I love the daughter’s comment that you should be nice to Daddy ANYWAY. That word says volumes! She wasn’t totally on his side. Sorry you had a disappointing time. Hope you get to go again and enjoy it.
I do not handle disappointment well at all. One time when my brother and his family were back here for the 4th of July, we had planned on taking the kids to a carnival. Well, after the parade my brother didn’t want to go so that meant NOBODY could go. I went home and laid in bed and pouted for 4 or 5 hours. I was SO upset. See? Not well at all 🙂
Anyway, I’m sorry that it was so disappointing to you. I love the picture of you and Bobby in the little truck. So cute! Hope next time is better.
Yes, days like this happen to the best of families…at least yours was only one day. My hubby and I had a cruise that went from bad to worse once. Nothing like being trapped in a boat, a slow moving one at that due to a down engine, when neither one of you really like each other at the moment. There’s always next year, right? 🙂
Ohh I am sorry it wasn’t a good day!! But, I did chuckle. Our children usually are the first to put me in my place. Although I am not admitting that I am usually the grumpy one!! Ha!
Family Travels on a Budget says
We’ve had days and entire vacations like that. Not on the same page — AT ALL — my dear hubby and I would fume about our vacation gone wrong. We now plan, even for day trips, and discuss our budget and dining plans ahead of time. It’s not so much about what we do, but coming to agreement on how to do it.
Though, when the oh-no-we-must-go-today-or-not-at-all happens, I’m usually not so composed.
I hope next year goes better!
🙂 We participate in Read to Succeed too! But one of the hardest things is finding the perfect day to go before the silly thing expires!
Susan Evans says
Oh, we’ve had those outings! Just this summer, actually! My husband doesn’t like to spend money either and is a bit of a hermit. 🙂 (I LOVE being out in the public…). Being a pastor’s family, I felt my husband and I and the kids needed to get out of town for a few days to vacation. So we did. I THOUGHT we had agreed this was good, I THOUGHT we agreed where we were going would be fun…needless to say it was stressful, the kids didn’t sleep well (1 yr old screamed both nights we were gone and only allowed us about 4 hrs of sleep). When we got home we had a good talk about it all, but man! It’s so hard when not everyone wants to do what we want and doesn’t have the same thoughts of fun we do, huh? 🙂