Our latest trip introduced them to something most of you probably visit on a weekly basis:
Jackson (as he stares in wonder): "Mom, what is this place?"
Me (in my, "what are you stupid" tone of voice): "It's a mall."
Trey (also staring in wonder): "Have I ever been to one of these before?"
Me (after thinking for a long time): "No, I guess you haven't."
How can I have a 7 year old son who has NEVER been to a mall? Granted, normally I try to leave the kids with their Dad when I go shopping in the big city, but really, these guys don't know what a mall is? How are these my children!!!
By the time they realized the mall was full of goodies like merry-go-rounds, an indoor putt-putt course and a video arcade, they thought they had died and gone to Heaven. And I must admit, so did I. Having these things to keep them busy while I ran up my credit card balance at the Gap, Express, Victoria's Secret and multiple shoe stores was a lot like Heaven to me too.
We left with them begging to go back the next day, which I was more than happy to oblige, and headed to our hotel only to be asked:
Trey: "What is that yellow thing with all the writing on the side and why are those people getting in the back seat?"
We seriously have to get out more!