The Perfect Mistake

My day today could have been a script for a movie.  A comedy. The plan for today was a Texas Three-Step Tweetup Meetup.  I found out a few days ago that one of my favorite bloggers, KimC from Life in a Shoe, was going to be meeting up with some other mommy bloggers in Austin.  Seeing as we are only 1 1/2 hours from Austin, I thought it providential that we should get to meet KimC. 

As it turned out, she wasn’t able to meet up with us after all.  I was a bit bummed, but totally understand as she has been travelling and had some sick kiddos.  I contemplated staying home myself, but then decided that I would really like to meet some of the other bloggers–Heather from Sprittibee and Jenn from Daze of Adventure.  

So I ventured out with my littles (both big kids are in NM on a missions trip) anxious to see what the Lord had in store for us today.  In my mind, I was assuming I would meet these great ladies and their families and make some great blogging friendships.  I hit the road knowing 2 bits of info–they were meeting up at 11am at a museum and they planned to be there all day.  I don’t know why, but I just assumed that the museum they were meeting at was the Austin Children’s Museum.  I tweeted to confirm this, thought I had confirmation, and drove on to the museum.

I arrived at the museum without any trouble.  I go to pay the $26 admission and the lady saw my military ID in my wallet. “Oh, this month is military appreciation month, so you can get in FREE!”  What a blessing!  Not only was I going to be able to meet up with some great ladies, I was going to get in free!

We walk into the museum and the kids eyes got as wide as silver dollars.  There were kids everywhere running and playing…talk about over-stimulation!  Immediately they were wanting to go and try every activity. 

I made it to the elevator and got a call from one of the ladies asking where I was.  I told her I was at the elevator…Pause…”I’m at the elevator too, but I don’t see you here”…Another Pause…”Are you at the Texas History Museum?”…Nope, wrong museum.

Now for a split second I thought we would just head over to the other museum, after all, we didn’t have to pay to get into this one.  Then I looked down at my 8-year-old, my 6-year-old, and my 2-year-old.  I saw the excitement and anticipation in their eyes, and I know how disappointed they would have been to have to leave all this and go to the Texas. History. Museum.

Today was providential.  It was a day for my kids to have mama all to themselves, no internet, no blog (or other bloggers), just a fun day at the children’s museum!  And what a GREAT day it was!  (Even the TWO blowouts Cooper had didn’t bother me–that’s how GREAT it was!)

There was a table covered in paper, cardboard, egg cartons, boxes, empty yogurt containers, and tape, lots of tape.  They could create anything they wanted.  Ikey saw the scissors and went crazy cutting every paper he could find.

They got to sing in a Mariachi band while Hannah twirled to the music.

As we drove home, the kids couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had that day.  I hadn’t heard that in such a long time.  What a blessed day!


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