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  1. Thanks so much for the laugh—this could have been my story. I inevitably realize my mistakes when it’s way too late. The scariest part is that some deeply optimistic part of me always thinks that the next time will be different! Yeah, maybe when my kids are 30.

  2. oh my gosh this is hilarious! at least you made a good memory. I bet you will be telling this story at thanksgiving, and christmas…..lol

  3. My boys are 1, 3, and 5, and this sounds like the situations we find ourselves in. I feel your pain, and secretly enjoy knowing I’m not the only mom going through this! 🙂

  4. Okay, so even though I was a preschool teacher and have taken many field trips with 20 4-year-olds with just one assistant… this story makes me want to reconsider having more than my one daughter. :-\

  5. OMG…. I am in tears right now! Thanks for the good laugh! With 4 of my own under 8 we know the “no restaurant” list so well, but every now and then we have that lapse in judgement and think “we’ll give it another try” only to be cursing under our breath all the way home. Next time I get that idea I am going to find your blog and read it! 🙂

  6. I think I need to take a Valium after just reading that story. I can’t imagine the stress. Times like that I just go to “my happy place” and pretend it isn’t happening.

    Oh, and I love your three year old’s comeback to the drunk Bears fan. I like cheese too.

  7. I had to laugh reading this post! It would be a page out of my book except I would have been sobbing on the train ride home!!!! I hope that the next train ride goes better.

  8. That sounds exactly like my 1,3 and 5 year old!!! That is exactly my situation!!! So I can honestly say I know how you feel!

  9. Well at least the Packers won!! Good for your son to wear his jersey in Bears country–I hope my two boys will in the future!!

  10. Love “The No Restaurant List” – my children are numbers 1 and 2 on that list. You know what? You tried and that counts for something, so good on ya. Maybe next time – in, oh, 10 years – your trip to the city will go better.

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