Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Date Night

My cousin Jon happened upon some really great Twins tickets (2nd row!!) that he couldn't use.  He called Friday afternoon and asked if were interested.  My first inclination was to say no-- Matt was working. My second and fast following response was. . . "you know, that might be fun."

I had a sinus infection the last couple weeks that has largely defined my everything.  I haven't had an ounce of energy to do anything extra.  Parenting, cleaning, stories, work and The Wire have consumed my waking, yet foggy moments.  I was rounding the corner on the illness and thought about how cool it would be to create a memory with James.

James is, of course, too young to really remember this- but I took a picture.  In fact, I went out of my way to find the Best Buy booth to get this picture.  :)

A couple funny moments of the night-- when Nana came to pick up Daisy, James was pretty adamant about wanting to spend time with Nana instead of going to the BASEBALL GAME WITH MOMMY.  Now which would you rather do?  (The Caps should be some indication of which one I was selling).

The other funny bit was that since this was a "big night out" I thought it would be fun to get him a baseball hat.  I think I have mentioned this before but James' favorite color is pink.  So you can guess which hat he wanted.  We are pretty fine with letting him wear what he wants (he is rocking Daisy's bows lately) but at the end of the day I am a Virgo and constrained by matching.  Naturally, I wanted the blue hat that matched his clothing.  I won that one, but have kind of regretted that decision.  I generally embrace the "you let him dress himself, I seeeeee. . . . " school of thought.

All in all, this is one of my favorite Mom memories.

I think I am getting this two kid thing down.  Not to toot my own horn. ..  but. . . toot toot!

I can tell by the fact that I schlepped my kid downtown by myself on a Friday night without serious concern.  It's a little like the frog in the boiling water.

Now when I JUST have an infant, I think " Hey, well this one can't move at least.". . .

And when I JUST have a toddler I think "Hey, Two hands.  Who knew??"

I'm no octo-mom, but we are making hay. 

Parenting is awesome. 

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