Things are going pretty well over here, wherein “well” = mostly chaotic with little pockets of calm sweetness.
Yesterday, I picked up Ezra from school and attempted to take all three boys to Barnes & Noble by myself so that they could play and get a treat and I could get out of the house and drink a yummy jumbo chai latte.
Everything went really really great!
Except for the leaving part.
Myer did the full-on crazy child fit where he was screaming (in a bookstore!) and rolling and kicking and punching while somehow simultaneously going completely limp.
How DO they do that? The kicking and punching AND going limp? Scientists are still baffled.
While all of this was going on, Truman was chillin’ in the sling and Ezra kept conveniently wandering off so he could find more science kits to drool over. (<— nerdalert. haha.)
I stayed calm though, and somehow summoned my Super Mom Strength and PICKED THAT SCREAMING CHILD UP, hoisted him onto my hip, made sure Tru wasn’t getting smooshed in his sling, and sauntered out to my car.
I felt every eye in that place on me as we stumbled out the doors. I was a walking billboard for birth control in that moment, ohyesiwas. haha.
I told Myer that he would no longer get to play outside with Ezra when we got home (his most favorite thing to do in the afternoons), due to all the screamy flailing and whatnot. He seemed to understand, and now when he asks to go to the bookstore it goes like this:
“Go Bookstory, mama? Myer no whinin’? Myer no cryin’?”
Truman is still sleeping like a champ and as peaceful as can be. Sometimes he’ll wake up from a long nap in his little rocking sleeper (attention all expecting parents: this thing is AMAZING!!) in the living room and I won’t even know he’s awake because he is just staring at his hand or the fan and not making a sound.
Besides sleeping and eating, he’s been busy wrapping the world around his finger, one human at a time.
Here we see him conquering my sweet friend Crystal, who is expecting her own little girl very soon.
He’s a charmer, my little Trudude. No one stands a chance against his squirmy powers. ;)