I have a new term in my head that I feel like I think about every other day. It's "moving blunder". The many mistakes I make due to just being somewhere new and not really having my feet on solid ground yet. They happen more than you might think.
I'm always looking for cool things to do in Austin that will get us out, exploring the city. I saw that the day after Thanksgiving Santa is at the Long Center for a few hours and you could get a really cool picture with him with the city as your back drop. Just my kind of thing. And seeing as we didn't have any plans, I thought yay - this will be fun! It was anything but fun. As we drove up to the Long Center, 15 minutes before the start time listed, I saw a line of people with kids dressed up real cute going around the block. Oh no. Despite a bad feeling about the situation, we parekd teh car and investigated. Yep, the line was for Santa. Our plan was to stand in it until her arrived and see if it moved at a good pace. We stood for 20 minutes. It did not move at a good pace. So, we choked it up to "moving blunder" and called it quits. I was not about to waste three hours of a perfectly good day in line for Santa.
So, on Monday after school, we headed to the mall. We walked right in (no line) and got the obligatory Santa pic with terrible posing and flash photography. The only thing it has going for it is Santa himself and everyone is looking! Nate didn't even cry this year (bummer) although he was very nervous.
So, there you have it - the man in red!