We had such an awesome day today.
Saturdays usually suck big time around here – the lack of structure, the whole cabin fever of this long winter of miserable stuck-inside-together-until-one-of-us-is-totally-going-to-go-The-Shining-insane – it just gets ugly. Fast.
But these are highlights of our day, today – a Saturday – a RAINY Saturday:
1) We went to the movies for the first time today – but the theatre had technical issues, so it started over 30 minutes late. Nathaniel sat on my lap pretty calmly almost the whole time (though he got bored & antsy & we had to change seats at one point). AND, he asked to try popcorn. I didn’t care that it was over-priced – hello, NEW FOOD! He liked it too! Unfortunately, once the movie FINALLY started, there was a scene almost right away that was too intense & loud for him & we had to jet. (Theatre gave us a refund).
2) He asked to go to the potty at the movie theatre – but it was too scary in there, so he HELD IT until we got to the mall & to the first bathroom we could find there. (We’ve been working on potty training for like 2 years – he’s willing to do it at school, daycare & grandparents’ homes, for the most part – but has put up a much more stubborn wall when it comes to doing it with Mommy & Daddy.)
3) He walked almost the entire mall. He did ask to be carried from time to time, but wasn’t as whiny about it. Eric carried Nathaniel for brief periods, since he was being so good. AND, after we were at the mall for a good while & he’d consumed most of a soft pretzel, more than half a cup of frozen yogurt & some pink lemonade, he actually asked to go potty AGAIN and DID! (Even in the seriously gross food court bathroom).
4) Once we were home for a good while, he went potty AGAIN. AND, took a bath & got his hair washed with no fight! AND, when I mentioned that I was going to snack on some cheese (my biggest weakness next to chocolate – my fav reduced fat cheddar was on sale!), he wanted to try it! He ate 3 small pieces, no pressure from me at all! AND, he tried 2 new games on his iPad, both educational in nature & relatively boring (despite the rave reviews), but he did give them a good shot. AND, after saying that he wanted to watch something, but didn’t know what & we suggested Frozen (which we’ve had for over a week & he hasn’t wanted to try), he said okay! And he sat through the whole thing, despite not totally loving it! AND THEN, he went potty AGAIN!
So yeah, this day has got to get memorialized, because god knows how much tomorrow will suck – Sundays can be just as shitty as Saturdays, after all. I want to go back & read this & think, WEEKENDS DON’T HAVE TO SUCK! Hooray!
Now I’m going to eat some more of that cheese. Pissed I didn’t buy crackers though. You just can’t have it all.
(At the movies, chilling with Mommy, eating popcorn)
(Mommy’s a sucker – bought me this plane for using the potty at the mall)