Hind sight is 20/20
Don't you hate when you make a decision and then realize small tweaks could've changed the course of the day dramatically? I hate that when it happens, and today seems to be a series of these.
Back in November, I ordered tickets on groupon for Young Innovators Fair in Oaks, Pennsylvania. It cost $36 for two of us and I jumped on it because Laura loves science. Today came and it was a series of questions- who was going to take us? When would we get back? Etc etc. Finally, after an off topic argument, it was determined that Jeff would take us and get us later.
Well, we arrived and I was full of hope plus excited to spend one on one time with Laura. It was pretty clear that within a few minutes, Laura would hate it. There were thousands of people and we could hardly see the stands because of layers of people waiting. I don't like crowds but my daughter hates crowds with a passion. Way too much people.
We walked and walked. We looked at what we could but pretty much she wanted to go. I was annoyed because of spending money plus not being able to drive. I knew Jeff wouldn't be happy turning around to get us. Ugh! But he did and we left.
Now looking back on it, we could've been there at 9 to beat the crowd. I could've packed food to just sit at table to eat and wait for crowds to die down. The food line was beyond long. I could've gotten tickets for Sunday instead and went when less crowded. I could've forced Laura to stay and just deal with the wrath. So many options and I picked wrong I think.
So, if we go next year, I will plan more wisely. Now we are home, I ate, Jason's napping, Jeff's working on things,Laura's playing zoo tycoon on the Xbox and I'm working. I'm also praying the next six hours are better than the previous six hours.