Is it only Tuesday? How is that possible? Yesterday will go down as one of the most Monday of Mondays in my life. We really needed groceries or we were looking at cereal for dinner so I got Juney and myself bundled up, and managed to get a cart full into the checkout line. And that's when I realized I had left my debit card at home. Do you know what you do with a cart full of groceries when you are at the till? You graciously hand it back over to the manager. I went a bit red. And then, after what felt like an already really long day, I actually made it out to the gym after putting Juney to bed. I got into the change room, got my stuff on and that's when I realized; only one running shoe in my gym bag! Seriously. As if I need a better excuse to just leave and not do exercise! I ran home and grabbed my shoe and reluctantly returned and when I was finishing my workout and changing, I overheard the lady next to me tell her friend that a bunch of similar stuff had happened to her that day and she felt like "the world was just trying to send her a message to stay home." It reminded me in my moment of frustration that were never alone :) I love when weird intersecting stuff l like that reminds me that the world is an awesome place.
I wanted to share this video that I took of our little buggy over the break when we were travelling to my parents for Christmas. You know how parents foolishly proclaim things before their baby is born like "Oh, our couches will never get dirty." Or "We will still get out on a date night once a week."
I laugh because we had so many high hopes to take a road trip this past Fall. We thought we'd just pack up our car and hit the open road with our new baby girl. So much laughter!! If becoming a parent is about the moment you realize you have fully relinquished control to a tiny 7 lb human being, we hit it early on. SO, since June has never really been a big fan of the carseat, one of the things we've struggled to find a recipe for is our approach to road trips. My parents don't live close and inevitably we've had to do a lot of driving since June was born. Driving and masking the shrill, shrill sounds of June protesting. I have to admit, it's gotten better with time, and we've found ways to manage it. Such as replaying the Elmo song on YouTube about 50 times in a row. But our failsafe that works every time (EVERYTIME!!) is the Lion King. The Circle of Life will just stop her in her tracks. You can imagine that when you are stuck on the road (or a 6 hour traffic jam .... but that's another story that I don't really want to relieve just yet) with a crying baby and a fussy labrador retriever with travel anxiety (honestly some days I'm not sure who dislikes the car more) we resort to playing it a lot. (a lot). Mike and I know every word and every symbol crash. It's our new anthem. Good thing I love the song.
TGIT (thank-god it's Tuesday)!!