The weather yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! We spent most of the day outside. In the morning Miss. A and I cleaned out the car. It was very dusty and had paper and wrappers all over it. I was always so embarrassed if someone else was in our car. We played out the front after that. Drawing with chalk on the driveway and making snow castles out of the snow that was quickly melting around us. After Baby K woke from her name and we had fueled up with lunch, we decided to it the road and walk to the park.
Me - "So we'll play at the park for a while, but eventually we'll have to go home. You 'll have to feed your baby and she'll need a nap."
Miss. A- "No she won't. She's not a real baby." If she thought of adding "duh" she would have.
Me - "I know, but we're just pretending."
Miss. A -"I don't want to pretend."
Darn it! So close!
We also spent quite a bit of time on the swings. Baby K giggled a lot and loved seeing her big sister next to her. Miss. A didn't disappoint and totally hammed it up for her. We were there for about two hours and could have stayed longer even. I knew that school was letting out and soon the park would be full of kids. If I had any chance of leaving without a fight I'd have to go before they showed up. Miss. A is a social animal. I'm horrified when I think of what her cell phone bill will be years from now.
|Baby K was sadded by the news that it was time to leave. =(|
We managed to leave the park without too much difficulty and only one time out! Success! However I got the suspicion that Miss. A was getting a bit tired on the walk home. It is a pretty far walk and I was surprised I had heard her complaining yet. I asked her if she was tired and if she would want me to take her baby for a little bit. "I'm ok, but I need a snack." So we pressed on. I kept looking back to see if she was keeping up. On one of the instances I saw her push her stroller into the middle of a driveway and make like she was going to leave it.
Me - "You can't abandon your child!" She didn't even ring the door bell! Poor plastic baby!
Miss. A -"I wasn't!" Then she dragged her feet back and retrieved her stroller.