The moment I stepped outside I felt invigorated and happy. I wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather rather than spend the day in the house so I decided on the spur of the moment to take Hubba, Curly and Baby O to our favorite semi-secluded park after dropping Princess off at kindergarten.
When we arrived the kids immediately raced to the playground.
They climbed, ran and threw wood chips to their hearts content until Hubba looked at me suddenly, wide-eyed, and exclaimed:
"Mom, I gotta go to the baf-room!"
We hurried to the other end of the park and saw the sign on the bathroom doors:
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
I told them it was time to head home but Hubba assured me he could hold it, so the playing continued.
As Hubba and Curly explored the slides I took Baby O over to a tree that cast its perfect likeness against the mural behind it.
I heard someone honk their horn and instinctively turned - Hubba and Curly were both in plain sight.
Nothing to worry about. I finished snapping a couple more pictures and walked over to the playground.
"It's time to go," I announced. "We need to get you to a bathroom, Hubba."
"No we don't!" he answered happily. "I already went!"
"What?!" I said, looking instantly for the usual wet spot.
"Yeah, over thay-er!" Hubba said, pointing at the fence.
The chain-link fence.
By the street.
At that point, what could I do? We played a while longer then headed for home.
Apparently I'm not the only one who can be spontaneous.