|Finally, a decent picture of the two boys together. |
That only took four months, and bribery with chocolate.
So I went out to the school lobby to change his diaper and heat up a bottle and hopefully sit down and feed him. Yeah....
No Diaper changing tables. No warm water in the sink to bring the bottle to room temperature. No places to sit.
So Jack and I took a little field trip to Publix where I could heat the bottle in the car warmer. So we left Charlie and Chad at the play and off we went.
I was having a moment in Publix, thinking of the days where I could just go and sit and watch a play. Or just sit on the potty without someone banging on the door screaming "Mommmm-eeeeee???? whatcha doing???" When I was approached by a sweet looking young lady, that looked a little desperate. I thought she was going to ask me a grocery related question. Nope. She said, "Oh...how old is your baby?" I told her almost four months... She asked if she could ask me a few questions, with pleading in her eyes, a look of desperation.
She proceeded to explain her baby was four weeks old and this was her first outing outside the house.
She asked me when he started sleeping through the night..When we started going out and doing things (instead of just sitting at home..I could see it all over her face. She was tired. As tired as me.
I was going to say- well we tried to go to a play tonight....I haven't had an un-interrupted night sleep in four months....I am so tired right now if I put my head down on this grocery cart....I no longer get to get up and go to the kitchen for a drink, my "trips" are strategically planned around someone else's needs.
So I lied...
Instead I said- Oh, it'll get soooo much better in a few weeks! You're almost there! Hang in there mom!
Now I'm starting to question everyone's promises of restful nights....