Most often we’re at home all day. Occasionally we get out, but just for a quick errand and then back home. Today we did a trifecta. Library, food, shopping. It was even kind of fun. Today we went to the library for story/craft/song time (got there early even to play with their toys), then headed over to a fast food place for a meal (my first time taking kids alone out anywhere to eat, success!), and finally to the megamart for a couple of odds and ends.
While it wasn’t bump free (I mean, having to tell the toddler not to drink the ketchup 6 times was a bit annoying), it certainly was an improvement over ‘let’s just hurry and everyone’s starving and cranky and.. and… and’ that we normally deal with when library time runs into usual lunch time. Throw in any errands and it’s a sure fire tantrum time. Happily, that didn’t happen, and although I am ghastly tired (after all, what reasonable person wants to nap after having all that heavy food… oh yeah, me!) but of course you can’t force a toddler to sleep. She was yelling AMEN! and I thought that she’d wake up her sister, who blessed took me seriously and actually napped today. Whew.
I’m not sure what the point of this was other than to note a small success for once. Go me!