Then, after her nap when I announced it was birthday party time she started crying and said she didn't want a birthday party and didn't want to wear a party dress. She wanted to wear pants. Me: WHAT? REALLY? She hasn't requested pants....well, ever. She had a ball with Cait and Madison, playing and eating pizza. Then, we brought the cake out she cried. I'm thinking this kid really isn't a fan of birthdays. Poor thing! And poor Snow White.....she really took a hit and became a double amputee.She did enjoy opening presents. Although her poor friend, Madison wasn't quite as happy. Birthday parties are just cruel if you think about it.Maybe next year we will do something different. We'll see.
Becca's Preschool Show
HILARIOUS. Totally effing hysterical. Lots of crying kids on stage. Lots of pouting. But, not by Becca. She was pretty happy.
The highlight was one seriously ANGRY kid who just stood there GLARING out into the audience and looking rather like a serial killer. No singing. No smiling. No moving. Just crossed arms and a scary glare. Then, right when the song was over he threw a stuffed animal angrily at his mother and it hit a microphone on the way out. Another girl was doing a similar pout because her sash was untied. She just held the ends of the sash and stuck her lower lip out and angrily held the sash out towards her mom in the audience, while the other kids were singing and dancing next to her. She never sang or smiled. Then, they couldn't get her off stage and a teacher was chasing her back and forth across the stage trying to get her off. We had tears of laughter streaming down our faces. It was the best comedy I've seen in a while.
My dad was in town for about 36 hours. He has been wanting to take Becca to the Balitmore Aquarium for quite a while now, and I figured "What the hell?" and we went. This is how my outings with kids usually go. I start out full of energy and excitement. As we were walking around the Inner Harbor, I had this "high" feeling. I thought, "Why don't I do this more often? There is so much to offer outside of my house. I need to get out more. This isn't so hard!"
Then, the day goes on. We have some fun. We start getting tired. We approach nap time. We blow right past it. We drag the children around, ignoring the complaints. Then, we get in the car to go home. The kids either a) fall asleep; or b) scream the whole way home (you can guess which kid did what). Then, I drag myself in the house, tired and bedraggled and say "I am never leaving the house again!" And, this was with FOUR adults and two kids. The odds are not in my favor on a regular day.
I am using my new Ergo baby carrier and IT. RULES. I carried him all day with no pain!
My cute parents eating oysters down by the harbor.
Alright. This entry has taken MUCH longer than should be allowed. I haven't gotten back to my All Online Christmas, as planned. So, off I go to scout for some free shipping deals.