July 25, 2007

Out on the town . . .

Jack and I ventured out today . . . just the two of us. We haven't done that since he was 2 1/2 weeks old and it's a lot different now. He slept a lot more soundly back then (or as I like to say, "when he was little").

He slept for most of the 25 minute drive into Jackson, but just as we were pulling into the parking lot of Target, our first stop, he started crying. By the time I parked the car he was into a full-out shriek. I don't know why he does this, but I had a feeling he would not go quietly into the stroller. So, I got out the baby sling and put him in that. I parked toward the back of the parking lot so that I'd have plenty of room to get him in and out of the car, etc. I went into the store and realized I had forgotten Kyle's prescription he needed filled . . . so, back out to the car I went.

By the second trip out to the car, he was asleep. Great, right? Well the pharmicist told me that it would take 30 - 40 minutes to fill the prescription. I only had 3 things I needed. Not normally a problem, becauseI am a Target conniseur and can usually find lots to look at (and buy) at Target. But I had a close to 12 lb. baby in the sling the whole time. My back and shoulder are feeling it. So, he was sound asleep and we walked around for a while and finally left.

My next stop was Walmart. I'm not a huge fan of Walmart for anything other than really good stories that I always come home with about the interesting people I see there. But I needed a pinata and I knew Walmart had them. Jack was sleeping so I was able to just take the carrier and put it in the stroller. About half way into the store, however, he started shrieking again. Yikes. I'm amazed at the contrast between the "Aww, he's precious" looks I got when he was asleep at Target and the annoyed, "Shut that kid up" looks that I got when he was . . . well . . . awake at Walmart. Did they think that I was enjoying listening to him cry? Did they think that I was making him cry on purpose? Have a little compassion, people! I wanted to yell, "LOOK AT ME NICELY OR DON'T LOOK AT ME AT ALL!"

About half way home he fell asleep again. Going into town used to be so easy.

Jeanette is coming to camp tonight and she, Debbie, Joy and I are going out to dinner . . . though Jeanette does not yet know that I'm coming. Kyle's going to try and keep Jack with him here at camp during the beach party and vespers. I might be wrong, but this scenario could lead to some good blogging later.

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