Today was a really good day. I'm currently reading Screamfree Parenting and Troy and I made a team effort today to avoid raising our voices in anger. To some this may sound like an obvious decision. To others (who have actually raised a toddler) might understand why this requires a high-five agreement between both of us to even consider.
In the end, it was a good day and the kids did well (and so did we). We had a great time taking Teddy to the groomer and then looked around at the fish, birds, rodents and reptiles. Afterwards, we strolled down the walkway to a book store and spent some time in the children's area. They were really so well-behaved and it was just a peaceful time looking around at books and toys on display. It was also a learning experience as we tried to explain that they needed to put things back where they found them. We made a quick trip to Toys-R-Us (still not a bad thing because they are not aware that things can be purchased to bring home) and then a visit to Sam's that included lunch before heading home.
I didn't get many pictures because I was trying to just focus on the fun, so to speak.
these and these. The smaller boxes are good because they are the right amount to quench their thirst but not too big to spoil their appetites. The larger ones are just more reasonable for kids their age, but I'm no expert. Kendall can drink the smaller box in about 20 seconds. And later, we were just all having fun in the playroom while Kendall spent most of her time trying to talk to Teddy and tell him how wonderful his haircut turned out. She is really good at handing out the compliments at times.
OK folks, that's it for me. I'm ready to call it a day.
Happy Clean Sheet Sunday!