I decided to take the kids to Alabama Jubilee in Decatur on Memorial Day weekend. Ron was on call and had to stay in Birmingham. I remembered thinking I was either brave or stupid...I'd find out which one afterward. Ended up being a combination of both.
We got there at 5 and quickly found a shady spot to eat our dinner. By 5:45, we made our way over to the line to ride the tethered balloons. (The rides were starting at 6:30.) After waiting in line 2 hours, we finally climbed aboard for a 3 minute ride. The kids were GREAT! They played with other kids nearby in line and didn't fuss much at all.
By 8:30 we were stopping at a gas station for a little snack and bathroom break before heading home. Then I realized I had locked my keys in the car. These are the faces of my sweet kids patiently waiting for AAA to come rescue us. But wait...after 20 minutes of waiting I found my keys in an obscure pocket in my new pants. We pulled in to the driveway around 10:30 and were so glad to be home.