Today was supposed to be a special day.
With my oldest off on a PA Day, we’d planned a little road trip for some one-on-one time at a local Lego attraction.
He’d been talking about it for weeks. Constantly discussing which rides he wanted to tackle first and repeatedly requesting confirmation that he was allowed to get one of those snazzy superhero keychains Santa “forgot.”
All set to go, our departure time planned so we could arrive as soon as the doors opened, we climbed into the car and got buckled in, busily discussing what each of us was most excited about for our special day together.
And then just as we were ready to pull out of the garage, there was that unmistakeable “click” of nothingness as I turned the key in the ignition.
I tried again, hoping it was just a fluke.
My heart sunk, knowing this little snag was likely not going to go over well.
And after what we thought would be a quick boost from our local towing company, we received even more bad news.
The battery wouldn’t charge and there was a good chance our alternator was fried. We officially weren’t going anywhere.
With both of us feeling completely bummed about missing our special day, we headed back into the house to regroup.
And after drowning our sorrows in hot chocolate and cookies, we’d made up our minds.
Suiting up in our finest winter garb, we grabbed the sled and took off into the woods with no plans other than to see what we could see.
Turns out we found the perfect spot, complete with a patch of untouched snow, ideal for making our own “bricks.”
The “Master Builders” of our own domain, we laughed and planned and played until well after we’d missed lunch and our fingers were frozen.
Proving just how easy the worst of days can turn into the best of days.
And that it’s always a good idea to have CAA.