So, I said that I wasn't going to complain on this blog....So, I haven't written for a while - it has been a tough couple of weeks...But, something cute happened the other day:
It was our friend Julie's birthday, so we were all going to meet for lunch. I thought it would be good to go to the mall and let the boys play in their little play area for a while, to get the wiggles out, while we waited for our lunch date...Well, it was fun for about 10 minutes! Then, Curtis decided that it was pretty exciting to run out of the play area and down the mall as far as he could get before Mom awkwardly caught up to him, running as fast as she could in her flip flops. After about the third time, two time-out sessions in my arms, and really fighting the urge to just beat his little butt (I couldn't do that in front of all those other parents!), I just decided to strap them back into the stroller and mall walk for the next 45 minutes (Poor Ben gets the shaft when Curtis messes up the play time!).
I had never walked all around the Katy Mills Mall - I really don't like to shop, especially with munchkins - so, it was interesting to see all the stores it had to offer. After a few minutes we came upon the "Rainforest Cafe". This was pretty cool for the boys to look around! They had a bunch of bright animal-themed trinkets to buy in their giftshop, and around the restaurant there were fake monkeys and an alligator that moved up and down and made scarey sounds, and a really big, life-like elephant. Boy did we have fun watching that guy! Ben and Curtis were so quiet and just awe-struck as they watched the elephant flap his ears, move his head and trunk and blink his eyes - with all the appropriate sounds, of course - it was pretty cool! We watched for about fifteen minutes and then I thought that we should start heading back to the car to get to our lunch meeting. After a few more moments of silence (the boys usually weren't that quiet!), I asked Curtis if he had liked that elephant...More silence...Then, Curtis just said: "Find a cow, Mommy!"
Wow- What a job and what a responsibility! To think that he was so pleased and sure that I could now deliver a fun cow to show him. He was ready for our next adventure already!
I hope that I can keep encountering exciting, new discoveries for my boys and exposing them to things that spark their interests!....Now I am in search of a cow somewhere to show my boys!
4 weeks ago