Before work, Tracey and I brainstormed and came up with a plan - after some shopping she would take the kids to the movies. Because we haven't had to pay for dvd's for a few years, with Tracey having free movies from her work at Blockbuster, we haven't taken the kids to the cinema more than once a year.
Adding to their holiday adventures, at the local supermarket centre management had organised free slot cars for kids. A nice bit of fun. They had a couple of goes before grocery shopping and then another before heading to the car.
Then she announce to the kidlettes around midday, when they'd get the most relief from basking in the superior, closed room air-con and sip on cold drinks. Alvin was showing. Perfect. Or so she thought.
Not to be deterred from spending two hours in a wonderfully cool room, Tracey asked a few more times as she drove into the heart of G-town.
"Would you stop asking, Mum," Master6 said eventually with a well practiced eye-roll. He gets them from my side of the family.