I guess if you have read my previous post then you know that by saying "Today I was a good mom" I mean today as in a few short hours out of A day. Just wanted to clarify so you would slap a false advertising sticker on me.
But on to my story.
After Lilly was born I realized that my days of going anywhere had just been strangled alive by the diaper bag strap and crushed by the car seat and run over by the stroller..Most days it was just to hard to bring along all the needed stuff and still end up with a screaming child because you brought the wrong treat or the sippy had apple juice not chocolate milk.
So I stayed home. . . A lot.
Then right around the time that Lilly became easier to take places and the diaper bag could be left in the car, I went and did what any other mom (who conceived without trouble SURPRISE!) Would do, I gave birth to my son Noah.
And the entire process begins again.
I stay home a lot. Shane and I do try to take the kids out to eat once a week for "Family Dinner Out Night". (Yes, we made this up. We are very smrt.) But even with the two of us tag teaming the two monkeys we still end up getting worked over. They fight dirty alone but together they can cause complete anarchy within seconds.
And this brings me to why I was a good mom today.
I took my kids to lunch (I meaning just ME! Shane had to work.) at Wendy's and when they asked can we go in, I said yes!!
We skipped the drive thru and went inside. We sat at a table and dipped our fries in little ketchup cups and ate our plain cheese burgers while Noah threw his chicken Nuggets. He finally ate one or two. Lilly ate the rest.
Then, we got back in the car and used some anti bacterial wipes to clean up. Noah likes to pretend to blow his nose (he can do it if he needs to, however, Lilly hasn't figured out the concept.) Well, seeing Noah pretend made Lilly want to try.
"Mom! I did it! WOW! That's a BIG booger. Here hold this mom."
She blew a "BIG booger" out of her nose into a tissue without picking for the first time ever! And it was a big booger, I saw it!
Oh the things that make a mother proud.
But the fun doesn't stop there.
We drove over to Wheeler Farm which is a local full functioning farm and historic museum. Today was vendor day and there was tons of fun stuff to do.
We saw horses, baby horses, sheep, geese, swans, ducks, and a pony (we didn't make it over to the animal part.) Lilly got a pretty red jeweled bracelet, fairy butterfly wings, a princess wand AND she got to see her favorite teacher Miss Nicole. We painted and played games and got treats.
Noah got a wooden hand carved flute (recorder type thing), a prince wand, toys, and treats.
Lilly even got to go inside a Bouncy castle for the first time ever. She had so much fun.
Getting them to the car was tricky but I prevailed. And I did this all without getting stressed out or frustrated.
But any thoughts I had about easier outings now have been squashed.
At dinner we were back to tag teaming/two timing them and they still worked us.
Let's just say this: Lilly bippitee boppitee boo'd several people at the top of her lunch as she "knighted" them with her princess wand.
I'm just glad my kids recognized the sacrifice I was making by giving it a shot because they behaved quite well for the most part. They made it easy to be a good mom.
Good kids do that.
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