- Have you ever thought how life-changing it would be if grocery stores had a drive-thru window? I mean they have them for mail, prescriptions, movies, and even library books, so why not for fresh produce and such? Hmm...maybe that's something I should look into. Until then, I'm happy to report how successful my first outing to the grocery store with both kids went. Recipe for success: a short list, deep bottom stroller basket (I love love love our THING-A-MA-JIGGER), and a snack! I decided keeping the kids in our stroller works SO much better than the grocery cart because this way my eldest can't pull things off shelves (thanks to its 5 pt. harness) or take things out, and my youngest one's car seat doesn't interfere with the space needed to store the groceries; today I fit close to 15 items!!
- I've always wanted to be a contestant on a game show. Maybe its because of my love for playing games or the possibility of winning a prize, but today I realized that I'm kinda already on one every day come nap time. This time in my day is like Deal or No Deal (aka Nap or No Nap). If I play it safe and just take a nap as soon as they're both sleeping then I give up my chance for a possibly big pay out (aka stuff done, shower, and a nap), but get the immediate payoff of sleep. Or like Minute to Win It. I have to be coordinated enough to carefully maneuver around toys, swiftly prep food, and promptly clean-up, all while patiently keeping my cool in a set window of time (aka before we have to be somewhere, before a tantrum strikes, or before nap or feeding time). Doing these tricky things in order, in time, = a win!
- Got a look from a Mom at the park the other day. I was right there by my son's side for the majority of the time until he wanted to go and play in the
volleyball courtsandpit. We come to this particular park a lot and he normally plays very well in this contained space with his sand toys. Well, today he decided he would try to eat the sand at the same moment I sat down to do something on my phone (just got a new smart phone- boy do those take some getting used to!). Next thing I know he's following around another Mom on the playground while covered in dirtsand which stuck quite well to his newly sun-screened face. As I come closer, the Mom looks over at me with a worried look on her face like, please help this dirty child. I have nothing to say but am thinking- "Yes, that filthy (but still adorable) little boy is mine and I will now happily use my other son's burp cloth to clean out his dirty mouth and face. That is unless you have a piece of Orbit (dirty mouth!) gum? Thank you." Okay, I didn't think up that last part until now, but I thought it tied in nicely.
- I make sure to go out just for me once a week, and about once a month I buy something for myself. A quick little errand, exercise class, or cute top here and there really does wonders for my mind and spirit!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend~ can you believe we're already in mid-August? We're looking forward to my son's upcoming b-day bash, shopping trips to Park City outlets and IKEA, and Oktoberfest!