Friday, August 12, 2011

I Might Have Temporarily Lost My Marbles...

Yes, in fact I do believe at one point last week... after the hot pink milk, the two hour lactation consultant visit, the ENT's diagnosis of a short tongue and my fate of ending up strapped to an electric pump similar to Elsie the cow for the next many months... I DID in fact lose my marbles...

Exhibit A: Last Thursday... when my marbles were M-I-A I decided to take both Caden and Kaki to the movie to see none other than Winnie the Pooh. It was Caden's FIRST time to the movie so I really had NO clue how he would do, BUT I had promised him earlier in the week that I would take him to see Pooh on Saturday... I felt like he and I needed a little one on one time after the previous few weeks of him being somewhat ignored while we figured out what was going on with Kaki and I. Poor thing... I even put him back in diapers after a week of potty training because I just. couldn't. do. it. I had to tackle one thing at a time... remember... my marbles were MISSING! GONE! NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!

SO luckily, on Thursday morning I decided to check movie times for the weekend so we could get all geared up and excited for our big date... ONLY to realize that Thursday was the LAST day for Pooh to be at the movies. BUMMER! I couldn't break a promise! Kaki was taking a bottle... OBVIOUSLY... so I thought to myself... we could do this! We can! We will! We must!

And so we did...

I strapped Kaki on the front of me... left the boot at home (shame on me... but really?!) and we headed out to the movies! I bought Caden the special kids pack, we found a nice young man to help us carry the booster seat to our chair and we got settled in...

Caden was EXCITED! He kept saying, "Whoooo, cool! Whoooo, that cool!" And of course popcorn and Sprite can make any day brighter!!

There was only one other family in the theatre which meant that we could be more relaxed about noise levels and such! Caden picked the row right behind the railing so we had the perfect place to prop up our feet, sit back and enjoy the show!!

The pics are obviously a little dark... the iPhone 3 is a little dated... :)

And sweet Kaki... her first movie at only 5 weeks old... she is already becoming a woman of the world... oh dear! She slept through most of it and then decided to suck down a bottle about half way through and then fall back asleep... sweet girl!

When I texted Justin earlier in the morning to tell him what we were doing he laughed and mockingly said, "good luck!" I had tried to convince him a few weeks earlier to take Caden to the movie but he said no way... he didn't think he'd do very well... so when the thought of me taking both of them by myself crossed his mind all he could do was see impending disaster and chuckle!

Well... we proved him wrong! And he stands corrected now and is excited to go with us to our next movie... SO many good ones for kids coming out this Fall!!

So there you have it... I say "so" A LOT don't I? I need to work on that... A movie date with my kiddos!! Too bad they wouldn't really be up for seeing something like The Help...

And the plus side of going to the movie that day was that I do believe that is where I found my marbles... in the dark, quiet solace of the theatre snuggled next to my two favorite people in the whole entire world! There they were... my marbles... and boy was I grateful to see them!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

2 comments:

NieNie and Goose said...

I'm so glad to hear your potty training stories! I put Michael back in pull-ups too. Ugh.

Cori said...

What a fun outing for all of you! I'm glad Caden did so well!