So I know it’s been 3 days since I promised to tell my 2nd Epic Mommy Failure Moment but… Oh boy did things head In a crazy direction! When I wrote my last post on Thursday it was after we had attempted to take the girls to Coco Key Waterpark earlier that day. We purchased tickets via Groupon about 2 months ago and at that time I had looked at the park hours which said it opened at 10am. Well, unlike my usual super planning self, I didn’t recheck the website and we showed up for 10. Let me stop for a second and give you a little more back story.
On Wednesday evening we told the girls that tomorrow was the say we were finally going. As expected they were so excited! We went upstairs and picked out their bathing suits and towels am hung them in their rooms! Of course Corinne had to call Ha Cha Cha (my Mother) and tell her the exciting news. The next morning when I went into Corinne’s room we found this:
Yup! She slept in her bathing suit all night! Notice her Dora panties poking out, love this Chick! We spent all morning promising Corinne that we were going soon and that we had to wait for the park to open. Well…we get to the park, lights are off and doors are locked! Yup! The sign in the lobby (only visible by pressing my whole face up against the glass door) says they open at 1pm!!! So here we are, all 4 of us in our suits with our big bag of towels and snacks standing on the sidewalk in shock. This is when I felt like the Worse Mom ever!!! How could I not have rechecked the website? It honestly never even dawned on me which is very unlike me. I looked down at Corinne realizing that I now had to somehow get her back in the car and wanted to cry! We explained to Corinne the obvious, the park was not open yet, and bribed her with a Dunkin Donuts bagel and a promise that we would be back very soon. Needless to say she was not very happy with us but she took it pretty well for an almost 3 year old.
Well from here things turned even worse and it was all out of my control! We let Corinne skip a nap, woke McKenzie up early from her nap and went back to the park at 2pm. Nope! Still not open, the sign was wrong!!!! Honestly, I really think Corinne thought we were using this as payback for all of her tantrums at this point! So we get back in the car, go home again with the promises that the park would open soon and we would go back. Fast-forward 2 hours and we get back into the car and drive to the water park. Thankfully the waterpark is only 1 exit from our house or this would be a very different story. Now it is a huge thunder storm and pouring rain! We pull into waterpark relieved to see the lights on and the parking lot full of cars. Phew! So we pile out (for the 3rd time) and run inside. We join a large crowd of parents and over excited children waiting in line and I start wondering why we are in a line that is not moving and no one is going inside? Yup! They are temporarily closed because there is lightning within 10 miles, company policy! I swear I am not making this up!
This is the girls on the wrong side of the glass! Watching all of the teenage lifeguards running around in the waterpark and truly convinced that we are intentionally messing with them!
After about 45 minutes of waiting and watching radar we left. Locally there were severe thunderstorm warnings until 7:30pm so there was not going to be any swimming that day.
These faces say it all!
After three failed attempts we did not go to Coco Key Waterpark that day. But we were able to bring them the following day and guess what? They didn’t even like it! Figures right?
In their defense it was pretty cold in there! And then there is this big bucket that fills with water and tips over pounding you with water should you be within it’s range. Now for the older kids it’s a blast! But to a toddler it knocks them to the ground if you do not hold them tightly and scares the crap out of them. The buckets dumps like every 3 minutes or so and everyone spends the majority of the time worrying about when it’s coming. Well we can’t say we didn’t try, and try try again right?