This morning, I decided to spend a little time with boy #1 and take him to the free movie at the theater. Happy Feet was showing, so I thought it would be fun to hang out with him. Little did I know that this excursion would cost me $100.

As I pulled into the parking lot, I must have run over a gigantic piece of metal, and it stuck into the tire. I could hear it hitting the ground as I drove to find a spot. It wasn’t a nail. No, it was much larger than that. But I wasn’t going to let it ruin my time with Nathan.

We went into the theater and bought popcorn. The small popcorn and coke was $9. Happy Feet started a little late, and the boy asked me if we could go bye-bye about an hour into it. Since it cost us nothing to get in, we left early.

I tried to go to the mall to see if the Sears could fix my tire cheaply, but they wanted $89 to put on a new tire. Then, I went to the Goodyear place, and they wanted $94. So, I finally went to a trusted tire guy, and it cost $78 for a new tire.

Janell came to meet us (it was me and Nathan by ourselves), and we went to McDonald’s for lunch ($9). Finally, the car was finished, and we went home.

The free movie wasn’t really free. It cost us an entire morning and about $100. Next time, we’ll just go to the park.