Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Well, we've officially got a walker. Very rarely does she deign to crawl and it's so fun to see her toddling about the house, carrying her toy du jour and babbling away. She now thinks it is nothing short of comedy gold to flush the toilet..over and over and over when we forget to shut the bathroom door. I fear the utility bill. Days of casually dining out are over now as well. After she's eaten, she's done and ready to walk the restaurant. We've likened it to dining out with an angry drunk as she is prone to tossing anything that comes in her path away as she unsteadily tries to walk towards the restaurant kitchen. I am going to try a couple of tips that fellow mamas have given me including a "restaurant bag" with stuff that she only gets when out. However, I think that we will be limiting the types of places we frequent until she gets more 'civilized' in her eating-outside-the-home behavior. I refuse to only go to places like the Rainforest Cafe and Chuck E. Cheese but we will be seeking out places that aren't so quiet. We went to Todai for the dad's birthday and that was about perfect -- instant food, not quiet and places to roam that were out of the way. Spring keeps teasing us and everyday we hope it's not raining so we can play outside. Thanks to Magy we have some great outdoor toys and she loves splashing in her water table while I pull weeds. Ruby is now up from her nap (2 hours!) so it's time to end my post. More soon!