Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Museum morning

The kids and I loaded up, or actually, I loaded everyone up and headed to the children's museum this morning. I thought if we went early it wouldn't be busy. I was wrong. There were like four school buses outside and the parking lot was almost full. With tons of people inside, Jonas is a little apprehensive to begin exploring.

Sometimes I think I'm a little crazy when I go out with all three alone, no help, but I figure I have to get used to it. We manage okay. The boys listen pretty well.
It gets hard when we have to stop for snack time, bathroom breaks, and diaper changes. Then Paloma cries because she wants out of the stroller or is hungry, so I put her in her sling while the boys play. Then Angus runs away from me and I'm yelling his name, while holding Paloma, and telling Jonas to get him.
Other moments are fine. They play, explore, create happily-without any trouble at all.

But we have fun, even though mom is ready to pass out from exhaustion. When it's time to leave, I relax once I get everyone buckled in. Thank goodness for car seats that keep all kids in one place! I nurse Paloma in the car before we drive away so that she isn't wailing on the way home. The boys are pretty patient. They know sister has to eat. Angus is ready to take his nap at this point. Jonas just chats his little heart away about everything he saw and did.

We arrive home for lunch. I unbuckle everyone and let my little ones run wild.


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