Andrea has done some really great "I never" posts, mostly centering around all those things you say you will never do when you have kids. I was reminded of her words recently when, upon telling Jonathan we were taking him to a dinner party, he insisted that he needed to wear a party hat. So he wore an Elmo birthday party hat that evening to our friend's house. The next day, though, he insisted that he wear it through breakfast and then, continuing on the theme, to the grocery store while also insisting that he continue wearing his pajamas. I used to see kids dressed like that before having one of my own and wonder what in the world their parents were thinking. Now I know it's a battle they did not want to fight and now I AM ONE OF THEM.
Here is a taste of what he looked like at the grocery. In all fairness, it was Wal-mart on a Sunday morning so he didn't really stand out:
Yup, throw on a LL Bean barn jacket and there you have it. Oh, and a package of mini powered doughnuts. It made me think back to the first year of Jonathan's life, when I was certain that he would be a healthy eater, sure that he would not be one of those kids who only eat chicken nuggets. I actually scoured every jar of baby food for hidden sugars. Looking back on the poor innocent new mother I was, I chuckle. Now, it's PB&J, hot dog and chicken nugget central at our house. And when we're shopping, all bets are off. I'd rather give him a dose of good old red dye and high fructose corn syrup than have a screaming monster in my cart. Life with a two year old has definitely changed my ideals!
Coming soon, to celebrate my 100th post (just a few away!), I am giving away a treat courtesy of my lovely and crafty husband. It's pretty awesome, so stay tuned!
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