Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Target Meltdowns, every mom has a story. . .

Hi all!!

It's a breezy 90 degrees here today and it feels really good! I took B outside early in the day and it felt so cool compared to what it was. I am so excited to fall and cooler temperatures! I know that's still a month or more away, but a girl can dream. Besides, even in this August heat I'd still rather have this than winter.

We had a fun weekend! Friday night I went out to dinner with some other staff wives and it was wonderful. I left dinner at 8:30 to head to the church and attend Common Ground- a once a month get together for women at The Met.. . . there's drinks and desserts and women doing various crafty things. I was too busy talking and didn't even completely two scrapbook pages. Ha! Saturday was filled with swimming and eating lunch at chick fil a and watching Friday Night Lights (best show ever) and eating homemade pizza. We also cracked open a puzzle which we're still working on.

So I have a mom story for y'all. Yesterday I took Brennan to Target to pick up a few things (and to get out of the house, lets just be honest here). He is usually a little charmer when we go out in public and I have zero problems with him. Well this time, he just kept fussing and fussing and reaching for my purse and saying, "cawww" (car). I handed him his car, he didn't want it. I handed him some crackers which usually works, nope. About 10 minutes into our trip, he starts wailing. So I checked out and we headed home. He seriously cried the entire trip home. I get home and he continues to have his little meltdown. Cue Jon walking through the door to be welcomed by this sight. I'm in the kitchen slightly laughing because I cannot figure out what is triggering his meltdown! Jon hands him a sippy cup with water and Brennan stops crying and drinks the entire thing. Who knew!?? And how did I fail to think of his sippy! Oh well.

Poor kid was just thirsty. I cannot wait til he can use his words more but at the same time, I have a feeling we have a little talker on our hands and I might really be missing the days when he didn't talk!

5 comments:

jayfersgirl said...

We had a "heat wave" for 3 days here in the Bay Area where it got up into the low 90s...and we're wondering how we survived in Texas for 3 years:) Then again we had air there, while here no homes and hardly any businesses do.
I did always enjoy the trade off though -- super hot summers was a small price to pay for nice weather the rest of the year and no winters! I remember the first year we lived in Texas, driving along with my windows open on an 80 degree day, with Christmas carols on the radio and running into a detour for the Christmas parade:)

Lacey said...

We had an "incident" at Target last week. It was crazy. I had the big cart, with three kiddos in the front and Jaden sitting in the back. Well, I walked away from the cart for about 10 seconds, and he figured out how to climb up the side of the cart and fell out on the floor! It was horrible! Thankfully, he's a brute, and he must have caught himself with his hands or something, because he didn't have a goose egg on his head or anything. But there was a lot of crying in Target for us that day, too! (And, of course, I felt like the worst mother ever. They always tell you not to put children in the back of the cart...now I know why!)

Hope you're having a great week! It's feeling like fall here in Michigan this week!

Chaeli said...

Lacey, your story did my heart some good!! I'm sorry you had to go through that!! But it's relieving ot know I'm not the only one who has "opps" parenting moments. I'm glad Jaden's okay!!

Jon Ackerman said...

What Chaeli really meant to say was that I was the one that had the melt down in Target. I wanted to get a Wii game, but she said no....

Kymberly ONeill said...

too funny, I always forget to offer water to M, especially under a yr, John is always reminding me that she needs more then milk!
Sorry it ruined your target trip, I'll be there wkly this winter!