Today was a wash...
We had to drive to Aurora for a friend's father's funeral this morning, he was only 50, very sad occasion. On our way back I decided to sit in the back with the babe and try to feed her because I wanted to take her to see Turbo at Stars and Strollers. She ate fine, it's after the eating that everything went horribly wrong. Unfortunately, being in the back is good for feeding, but not good when she can see me, and she is tired; because, she wants mama to pick her up and cuddle her to sleep. When driving on the highway it is not feasible to unstrap a baby from their car-seat to cuddle, it is not feasible to do that at any time while driving with a baby. So, she cried, and cried, and cried...and continued screeching and crying until she worked herself up so much that she puked all down her white dress. We just bleached that dress from the last stains that got on it :s Needless to say, I had to strap myself in to the middle seat, which meant I was on an angel because of the car-seat, and throw myself over her so she could finally drift off to sleep. I was so glad the baby was able to sleep I didn't really mind that I was as uncomfortable as all heck, or that my sore shoulder was beginning to feel like a volcano of heat and spasms. Ah, what you give up for your child.
So, the movie was out of the question. Which was OK with me, since by the time we got home, my husband changed and went to work, it was raining. Instead we curled up and watched Kung Fu Panda 2. Most embarrassing occurrence of the day: I was balling my eyes out when they told the story of Po's family and when Po said the goose was his dad. The babe was even giving me the 'are you kidding me' look. Somehow I am now emotionally attached to a mama panda who had to pack her baby in a crate of radishes (or turnips) so he could live. Yes, I have reached that level...
Because of my melt down during the movie, and my baby giving me the what for look, I decided playing was in order for the rest of the day. So we tackled hide and seek, climbing on mommy, reading, and many other fun adventures to make up for the stormy weather outside. I even made myself some herbal tea, and drank it while it was still hot (miracle of miracles); since, I was able to put the babe down for her afternoon nap around the same time (then spent my tea time watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries Question and Answer vids). Watch the diary series if you can, it is a great modern adaptation of the Pride and Prejudice novel (each video is 3-5 minutes in length, and there are 100 of them).
Today was a sad, gloomy, rainy day; but all I needed to do to cheer myself up was look at the beautiful, little face smiling up at me, as she went about rubbing wet cookie all over our sofa cushions. Adorbs!
P.S. The babe tried some fish for the first time, and found she could not get enough of it!
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