I FINALLY had enough energy to venture to Target! When I told C that we were going shopping, he was so excited that he grabbed his shoes and started banging on the apartment door. He *loves* to run errands.
“Look, Mama! Now I can pull myself up whenever I want, even when you’re not watching!”
“I also like to leave behind a path of destruction.”
On my shopping spree to find new clothes to flatter the new body shape that C left me with, I found what I think will become my favorite dress of the summer season! Please excuse the awkward self-portrait-in-the-bathroom.
Other things that happened this week:
- C learned how to clap his hands.
- C gives high fives.
- When asked where his ear is, C will reach for his ear!
- C started to walk while holding just one of our hands instead of two.
- After I finished reading “The Wheels on the Bus” and singing it to C with the hand motions, he paged through the book. When he found the “wave goodbye” page, he smiled at me and started to wave goodbye!
C and I had a lot of fun together this week and I’m having so much fun watching him grow and learn. What were some of your highlights of the week? Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of the BluePay contest!
I suppose that when you’re a stay-at-home mom and your child is staying with his grandparents for the week, you can consider it a vacation right?!
Well, I guess I’m on vacation! After visiting my parents last weekend, we decided to leave C with them for the week since I was planning on coming back next weekend. They get time to bond with C and I get some time to myself. It’s a win-win, really.
Other parents seem to react to this in one of two ways. Either they tip their head a little, narrow their eyes and say, “Wow, I could never leave my child for a whole week.” Or they say, “Awesome! Are you enjoying your freedom? Enjoy it while you can, girl!”
The first reaction makes me feel like the worst mother in the world and is, quite frankly, a bit judgmental. Of course I miss my son! But on the other hand, I had a horrible pregnancy, an awful delivery experience ending in an emergency c-section, then two months of C’s colic followed by the high needs personality that has emerged in him. I love my son dearly, but sometimes I get really burned out. I have a feeling that the people who react this way don’t have a high needs baby and/or have a job outside of the home where they get the adult interaction that SAHMs crave so badly.
The majority of people with the second reaction have been fellow SAHMs who totally understand the need for alone time. It was awesome to excitedly share with them some of the things I’ve been up to while C is with his grandparents.
On Monday night, Hubster and I finally got to see “The Lion King 3D” and it was AMAZING! It was my favorite movie as a kid, and now I also was able to catch the humor that Disney throws in for adults. We had a great time, and followed it up with wine and an appetizer at Olive Garden. So fun.
Yesterday afternoon, I took at 3.5 hour nap. It was glorious.
Today, I went to the salon for a haircut and then went shopping. Leisurely. Alone.
I miss C’s little snuggles and open-mouthed kisses that fill your face with slobber. I miss those laughs that brighten up my day. But I am very much enjoying this time to be on my own schedule, and I don’t think I should feel guilty about that.
I *love* TJ Maxx. And Marshall’s. And Ross.
haha, I love pretty much any of those stores where you can get higher-end items for great deals. Tonight we went to TJ Maxx and I bought a 5-pack of super cute Carter’s baby washcloths for $5.99 and my fav sports bra in a different color for $5.99!
We’ve found some awesome deals on baby things at TJ Maxx. Things you’d see in Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Babies R Us or any other baby department, but for a portion of the price. AWESOME!
Have you ever tried Kraft’s Tangy Italian Spaghetti? It comes in a box like Macaroni & Cheese. You add the spices from the packet to a can of tomato sauce, boil the noodles and voila! You have a fabulously delicious, spicy spaghetti. It truly is fantastic.
Today, I had a strong craving for Kraft Spaghetti. And when a strong craving strikes, I will go to great lengths to satisfy it. I walked up and down the aisles of our usual grocery store, growing increasingly more desperate. No luck. :’(
Off to the next grocery store I went…with the last resort being Walmart if necessary (Walmart was on the opposite end of town). Up and down every aisle. Desperation and terror setting in. ALAS! There it was! I saw four beautiful boxes of Kraft Spaghetti. And I bought them all.
**I did not receive any compensation from Kraft before or during the writing of this post. **