I had my back to the living room while changing Callista’s diaper tonight and was pulled to turn around by the sound of Eleanor’s frantic distress.
As soon as I see her, I can’t help it – I doubled over in giggles, the exact kind that make my sensitive girl cry. I knew it would happen the second my fit started, but I couldn’t help it.
Eleanor managed to squeeze her (albeit small for her age) feet into Cabbage Patch Kid shoes. Not her entire foot, of course, but they were on well enough that she was trying, and failing, to stand on her toes in them. My giggles sent her to the floor in tears, and I couldn’t help it – I laughed harder seeing her little legs flailing with these ridiculously tiny shoes perched on her feet.
I won’t be winning mother of the year anytime soon.
(This all went down in a matter of 30 seconds, and I was able to stop giggling and scoop her up before the tears really turned on.)
I calmed her down but couldn’t convince her to remove the shoes (my attempts brought on more tears), so I decided to embrace her creativity and praise her gorgeous new kicks.
Eleanor insisted on getting down from the chair we sat in together, and I held her hand while she took a few practice steps. After precariously walking 5 feet, she insisted, “Eleanor do it!” while pushing me away.
OK, kid. Go for it. And she did.
I’m quite certain Eleanor would make me look like an oaf if we were to walk side by side in stilettos. I’d be embarrassed, but I’m too busy being proud. I think.
Just finished THE NIGHT CIRCUS & now starting my first Neil Gaiman book - NEVERWHERE - for book No. 31 of 2013!
Booooooooooze. Today was HARD. I normally read to de-stress, but I can't even concentrate enough for that. I need to de-frazzle before I properly de-stress.
Stopped at the library for 2 holds that came in & walked out with +3. I wanted more, but with 18 books at home, I held back.
Half birthdays count, too! #triplets
I don't think they'll mind me running at the park a few times a week. #triplets
Happy, red face! The trails are MUCH friendlier to my apparent lingering shin splints. I would've gone longer, but this is my 1st time on these trails, & I had NO clue where I was going. Next time!
Has atone bought these @yogabbagabba undies for their littles? Curious about sizing. I have 3 tiny hineys that Carter's 2-3 undies struggle to stay up on.
Mama can find time out ANYWHERE.
I can't imagine having #triplets before digital photography.
First @crocs! Wonderful service at the new @concordmillsnc store. #triplets
My froyo date is a little short & can't help but yell "ECHO!" in a good-acoustics store, but he's cute & a good kisser.
Look what came in the mail! #triplets
Genius. Their Greek yogurt was too thin with smashed strawberries, so I added "Super Letter" cereal, aka Alphabits with a Super Why box.
Southern belle. (Tutu count: 3.)
Tackle-hugs x3! #triplets
What, you don't wear your socks as mittens? #outcold #ERFing
Happy kiddos! #triplets
NAILED IT. ☀
Boo ya! I was 4 books behind, but I've rallied! Onto book No. 30! #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Because I'm a total lightweight & don't parent while even slightly drunk, & because I finally found plain sparkling water (not club soda) - fizzy, no-rum mojito water FTW!