Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Have You Ever Had One Of These Moments?

This photo was taken just prior to opening Christmas presents at home. (The first of our three Christmases.)

I LOVE this picture because it so accurately portrays our life. No matter what Mommy and Daddy smile! The boys may......have an explosive diaper, two year old tantrum, scream with belly aches, wake in the middle of the night for the 5th time, throw up all over the back seat, etc. AND STILL we SMILE!

This evening I had one of these moments. Lucky, Rolly and I were with a friend and her daughter at a hands-on toy boutique. It was time to go. Lucky did not want to go.

I said would you like Mommy to carry you or would you like to walk? *Mind you I was carrying 22 lb. Rolly in my arms too.*

Lucky cried and lay on the floor at this question.
So what did I do?
I posed the question 3 more times....and Lucky threw himself on the floor again and again.

Then I decided to tell him I was leaving. As I took my last step out of the store I looked at my friend and said "I hope this works." And guess what? It actually did!

We made it. No crazy outbursts (on mommy's end) and smile firmly, if not plastered, in place.

Ever have one of these moments?

1 comment:

Breakfast for Dinner said...

You're a friggin mommy-genius!!!
Yeah, sometimes Mike doesn't want to leave the pub and I tell him "honey, do you want to walk out or would you like me to have the bouncer escort you?" Being that he's 6'4" and twice my size, I don't have the option to carry him out myself. Either way, same situation completely. :)