The Day the Car Dealership Tortured Me

I have a teensy problem with curbs. Sometimes my front right tire collides with one. And sometimes my tire starts to go flat. And then I spend $360 for replacements so that we don’t crash and die from a blown out tire on the freeway.

It’s terrible that I’m in a hurry and carelessly wreck my car like that.
I try hard to not sideswipe curbs so that I don’t have to pay money for stupidity but it happens. And usually Allan takes the car in for new tires.

But this day when my tire was getting flat and there was a gash in the side I had to take it in while Brookyln was at school because I had a doctor appointment the next day and Allan was super busy at work and didn’t have time to do it for me.
I asked him how long he thought it’d take (to judge my emotional capabilities of sitting somewhere besides my house with three kids) and he said probably 45 minutes or less.
Changing a tire doesn’t take that long, right?

So it ended up taking…

no lie…

to the minute…

2 1/2 hours.

Why????? Why does stuff like this happen to me?? They were changing a tire, not preforming brain surgery!

Ugh, it was pure torment trying to keep a 5, 3, and 1 year old occupied in a car dealership. I could go on and on about it but I won’t… you’ll get bored. lol
They had this small room with some puzzles and a couple of toys. The kids were happy in there for a good twenty minutes and I was feeling hopeful about no meltdowns or crying. Because surely we’d be out of there shortly.
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Ember was in a good mood. She’d been breastfed just before we got there. It was right at her naptime which I worried about.
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Sierra found a doll that is like the one Ember’s getting for Christmas (a baby disney princess doll) so she excitedly brought it over to Ember to play with.
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Ember grinned and immediately went in for a sloppy kiss.
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Speaking of kisses… she gave me her very first kiss yesterday! It was the cutest thing ever! I have been telling her, “I’m going to give you kisses.” and then kissing her and yesterday I asked, “Are you gonna give mama kisses?” And she puckered her tiny lips and kissed me! And she did it four more times! So sweet 🙂

So the kids got sick of the children’s waiting room so we walked around the dealership looking at cars. Payson was in heaven. Especially when we stopped to look at a red car. He talked about how he wanted that red car and he’d drive it.

Then I got sick of carrying Ember so we went to the soft couches to sit down and I gave Ember some banana puffs.
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We’d been there an hour at this point and hadn’t even heard anything about the tire. I was getting pretty impatient right then. So was Ember.
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Ember always shares with everyone around her. I love that about her.
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My camera went back into my bag for the rest of the trip because things started going downhill. The kids were all getting impatient. Mostly Ember. I walked her in laps around the place and pushed her in her stroller. Near the end she really wanted to nurse and go to sleep but I was in an open room with all men. Not going to happen! lol

I drove to WalMart next. I breastfed Ember in the car before shopping.
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We bought a couple toys that make noises for a photoshoot I have coming up of twin 18 months old. Eek, wish me luck on that!!
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Sierra and Payson were very hungry by then so we had McDonald’s. I’m posting three pictures that are very similar because I like one kid’s expression in each.
Ember:
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Payson:
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Sierra: (she was being silly and put ketchup all over her mouth)
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