Sierra Spends Her Birthday Money – Cabin Fever!

Cabin fever is rough when you have five kids. I don’t enjoy going anywhere with that many kids but I also get really pent up staying inside all winter with those five kids!
One day during the last week I decided to take my kids to Chik-Fil-A for lunch. I was sick to death of cooking. And Everett didn’t sleep for an entire week because he got two new teeth so I was feeling pretty crazy.

Sierra got a birthday card from her grandma in the mail.  photo 095eresized_zpsq1z2rvz4.jpg

Chik-Fil-A was good. All my kids were good and it was fun. They asked me if they could play in the playplace but I was feeling a little too germophobic for that. I was tempted to just let them but I also thought maybe during the cold season and with all the crazy flus and measles and crap going around I’d just limit us to being in the restaurant but not the play-place.  photo 109eresized_zpsceorttwp.jpg photo 127eresized_zpsxapwecv5.jpg photo 139eresized_zpsqp1md8v0.jpg

We went to See’s Candies next because Sierra wanted to use some of her birthday money on chocolates. In the end I paid for hers and got the other kids each a chocolate of their choice and a lollipop.

And then I really wanted to just go home because it was cold out and I was sick of wrangling my offspring but Sierra desperately wanted to go spend her birthday money so where do we go? Wal-Mart. And it was a gross Wal-Mart. But Sierra got her toy and everyone was happy so… win?  photo 144eresized_zpslkoyj3t5.jpg photo 145eresized_zpswd0sjkzv.jpg photo 146ebwresized_zpsqljscepw.jpg photo 150ebwresized_zpsh90c0max.jpg

4 thoughts on “Sierra Spends Her Birthday Money – Cabin Fever!

  • The germs this time of year – I hear you. Although I have to admit, those play center things always freak me out! Not to say I don't let them play, but there's a lot of hand washing (they really should offer shower stalls and a fresh change of clothing – yes, I have germs issues!) that goes on afterwards!

  • I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! The last two times we did go to play places were bad experiences (a kid peed in a plastic tunnel at a Chik-Fil-A and in a McDonald's plastic tunnel a kid puked!) so I'm pretty grossed out by them now.

  • Ugh. I'm home with my micro-preemie until May, in isolation after spending her first 5.5 months in the NICU. She's still on oxygen and her lungs are weak, so our home is sanitization central. When my husband runs to the store, he wipes down the whole cart, his hands right after using the debit card machine, etc., and then showers before touching our daughter when he gets home. With measles, RSV, and the flu so bad this year, you just can't be too careful! And I can so relate with the cabin fever. I haven't been anywhere really (except her doctors' offices) since she came home on Christmas Eve and I won't be getting out until at least late May. Looking forward to it!

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