I always look forward to Saturday mornings, my 1 day a week to sleep in.
Clay and I have an awesome system for splitting the parenting duties
And part of this is I sleep in on Saturdays and he sleeps in on Sundays
So Clay got up and took Dillon downstairs to play.
I layed there for awhile, sliding in and out of dream filled sleep
Listening to the sounds of spring outside
birds chirping, neighbors mowing their lawns
Occasionally sweet baby giggles would drift in from downstairs
like most Saturday mornings Kaden, still half asleep
climbed into bed with me for some snuggle time
He always gets resltess and forces me out of bed before I'm ready
"C'mon momma" he says
Most Saturdays we hang low for awhile, cook a late breakfast, watch some cartoons
But not this one.... things to do, places to go, people to see
So Clay threw the baby at me and went to a side job
After Kaden asking if it was time to go 27 times... yes it was time to go
So Kaden, Dillon and I headed to the dreaded....Toys R Us.
We had to buy 2 birthday gifts and Kaden is probably the most indecisive child on this planet
But I was presently surprised when we were out in 10 minutes and there was not one bit of whining or begging involved
Then I dropped Kaden off at a double birthday pool party for 2 of his classmates
And can I just get an "amen" for finally being able to just drop him off at parties
Instead of having to sit there for 2-3 hours with the other parents, half of which are old enough to be my parents
making mindless chit chat, wishing I was just about anywhere else but there
So we drop him off, and I was feeling unusually brave... so we decided to meet my friend Amy for lunch
Yes... Dillon and I, ALONE
No back up... we were on our own.
This is something that I just do not do.
Unless daddy or someone else D is familiar with is around... I do not dare venture out with him *alone*
It all started when Dillon was about 6 weeks old and I decided to take him to the grocery store as our first outing alone.
Halfway through this momumentous trip he decided to totally wig out
And I mean wig, screaming at the top of his lungs, hyperventilating, arms and legs flailing...
I started to panic
I ripped open packages of binkies, mylicon drops, gripe water... I probably would have even given him some whiskey if they had any... but we live in Utah and thats a whole 'nother topic
Nothing was helping, his cries just kept getting louder... it seemed like the entire store was staring
Other women were giving me their knowing, sympathetic smiles
"oh that poor new mom with the colicky newborn"
I left the store in tears and Dillon didn't stop crying or sleep for the next 10 months
I blame it all on that disasterous trip to the grocery store
And since then I have avoided any and all situations where I don't have a co-pilot.
All through lunch I was on pins and needles...
But it actually went surprisingly well, no major mishaps
Dillon only hurled his food on the floor a couple times
His warning lights started flashing about 5 minutes before we left.
So we made a quick escape before WW2 started and all was well.
Thanks for an awesome lunch date Am... love ya!
So the moral for today is.. don't take your baby to grocery stores and if you do... sneak them a little whiskey beforehand.