new years eve..
I had so many ideas of what it would look like..
I started with plans for us as a family
to join my best friend and her kids
so off we went!
On the way
the kids say
"mom we smell smoke"..
"must be the car next to us"..I say!
"umm...mom..theres smoke coming from the car."
"ok.." I say.."don't panic, we are almost there!"
"mom..there smoke inside the car!"
"mom, get us out..its gonna blow..get out , get out"..
(little bit of panic!)
I will admit, I did not panic!
I pulled the car over, smoke coming from the front, back and in between..
and all I could do was laugh!
it was a laugh or cry moment!
I let her cool, added oil, added water..
and inched her home until she arrived in the driveway where she now sits!!
BUT, it left the rest of the day not as planned!
I called the kids dad...
who willingly took the kids and I to rent our movie and pick up take out dinner.
he dropped us back home,
with all we needed to continue our night!
(this is the reason its WORTH staying on good terms...
you WILL in moments be allies, with children and their needs and wants in common.)
was EXACTLY as imagined!
We watched a movie together!
My son put on a 'firework' display!
He took the whole thing very seriously
using phrases like"
"excuse me folks".
"please stand by as there are technical difficulties"
"please stand back, I am a professional"..
and many other (serious to him) comments that made the night perfect!!
We made it inside at 10 minutes to midnight..
toasted with grape juice..
ate homemade bread with oil and spice dipping sauces..
kissed and hugged at new years..
(and yes, they wondered if that was all there was to the ball dropping!!)
We pulled out the pullout couch and recliner
and finished the night with a family sleepover in the living room!
most fun I have had on New Years!
(with or without a man in my life..)
hard to top...!:)