One of our favorite after school activities is to hit up the small library branch across the street from our neighborhood.
The boys load up on books and I let them each check out one DVD. The DVDs have a quick turn around. You can keep them for seven days.
Unfortunately for us, day seven fell on day three of Atlantarctica. And I had not garnered enough courage to drive up my street (mountain for my Floridian friends).
But Mr. Yoy had to get into work. As he ventured out on Thursday I handed him two DVDs to drop off at the library. I breathed a sigh of relief, as our movies would be returned on time.
I have to admit, my mind was not functioning on all four cylinders. I had been homebound with my kids for way too many hours. I was running dangerously low on caffeine and alcohol. I was halfway hibernating to conserve energy and keep my long limbs warm.
I was cleaning up for the cleaning people yesterday (because I'm crazy), and I noticed that one of the library movies, Thomas Does insert lame activity here, was sitting next to the TV. Mocking me.
Two thoughts flooded my mind.
1) At $.10/per day, my mistake severely depleted our bank account by a third of a dollar!
2) What movie did I give Mr. Yoy to return to the library? I panicked! What if I returned Hunger Games? Or Pretty In Pink? What WAS I thinking?
I made the fatal flaw of thinking all of my thoughts aloud, which drove my sons into a panic.
DID YOU GIVE THEM SCOOBY DOO AND THE PIRATES?
WHAT ABOUT TOY STORY 3?
I CAN'T FIND MY MADAGASCAR 32!
They ripped open the DVD cabinet and began a frantic inventory of their movies.
The accidentally returned movie is still unidentified. We will hit up the library tomorrow after school and see if someone returned a random copy of Two Weeks Notice.
Until then I will drink lots of green tea and play many games of sudoku.
We cannot escape handing over tons of money to the government!