Today I was that mom. You know...the one everyone hates. The one whose kid screams through the whole grocery store and she just moseys along and pretends she can't hear it. Yeah, that was me today. Before I had a child I loathed that woman. I'd give her a mean look and think, "Can't you do something to shut that kid up?" And then I became a mother. And I learned that sometimes there just really isn't anything you can to do shut them up. And unfortunately, for me and for everyone else within a one mile radius, there are still things that must be done. At one point, we were coming through the gate and he was so loud that the guy who scanned my ID raised his eyebrows in alarm, and the guy inside the guard shack came out to investigate. I tried to give him away but I didn't have any takers. (Just kidding. Sort of.) And to add insult to injury, we saw quite a few other little kids who calmly sat in their shopping carts or strollers and looked at my kid like he had three heads.
I was just telling Mom the other day that this boy is much more difficult than I expected him to be. He'd probably be okay if I just carried him on my hip everywhere, but that's just not possible. He hates to ride in the stroller. He really hates to be taken out of the car seat and then put into his stroller. He arches his back and screams like I'm torturing him. It's quite the spectacle. In his defense (and mine too), today we don't think he's feeling well. He pitched a fit in the BX. And then he pitched another one at the post office. And then he really pitched one in the car. And then I took my chances and took him to Popeye's. Once he got some sweet tea things started to look up. We ended up having a pretty good lunch with Daddy. Do you know this kid eats about 85% of a kid's meal?
He loves sour straws candy.
And he likes to drink Daddy's drink WITH a sour straw.
He likes to watch Wheel of Fortune. Seriously.
And I just like this picture. Not quite sure why.
The whiny boy is now upstairs taking a much needed nap. Fingers are crossed that he wakes up happy.