Alec: Dad, can we go to Tweetsie Railroad again please?

[a brief moment of silence while i try to think of a way to explain gently that we won’t be going anytime soon…]

Alec: Yay! We’re going! yay!

dad: what?!? i didn’t say…

dad: Alec, i didn’t say anything

Alec: Dad, can we go to Tweetsie Railroad, please?

dad: Ale……

Alec: Yay! ….

[repeat the scene ten times….]

well, here’s what we did instead : some play time at the local park. :)