Haha! Poor kid. I get nervous to take him for a haircut. He has had 3, and they had gotten progressively worse each time. The first time he was perfectly fine though. The last time, I wasn’t there, and I think Lee was traumatized! Ha! This time, I thought he should watch Lee first, and then have his turn. Plus, I took reinforcements: “gummies” aka: fruit snacks. Although this time, all I had were lifesavers gummies. Cooper will do anything for a “gummy”, and they ended up working perfectly! Lee held him, and I distracted him/fed him the sugar laden treats. Whatever works.
I was feeling so victorious after that, that we also went out to dinner (!) This is something we rarely do. We’ve never been big out-to-eat-ers, and now we go even less since we have a wild toddler. My parents were meeting us so I thought it would be fine. But…it wasn’t! Lee ended up just taking him home. He had used up all his good behavior at the hair salon :)
Before the meltdown:
Saturday Cooper and I went to the mall to get him new shoes. The thing about having a wild child, is that you expect them to be rowdy and disruptive (ie, embarrassing) when you’re out. So, when they are actually good, or heck, even just decent, it’s like an amazing victory! And you’re so proud of them! Haha. Well, that was how it went at the mall. I knew I had to suck it up and take him because he needed to be measured for shoes. I fully expected kicking, screaming, and crying (because he wants to run around as opposed to being confined to his stroller) But, he was so good. He loves people watching, so I’m sure that had a lot to do with it. He even tolerated me going in to Sephora to get some makeup. He was SO cute in the shoe store, though. He was nervous at first, and didn’t want to get out of his stroller. But, after a little convincing (me telling him he had to get shoes so he could play outside), he hopped right down! He stuck his little feet out for the lady to measure them, and when she asked him if he wanted to try them on, he just sat right down. He showed her his socks, and told her that the shoes go on after the socks. It was cute :)
Then we went home, and Lee was working in the yard, so we played in the front yard. A couple of little girls were driving one of those little cars around, and he was very interested. They asked if he wanted to ride, and he got in, and loved it! They were so cute. I think we might have a birthday gift idea…
Cooper also rode his trike around the block for the first time. Since when is he big enough to do that?! It was so cute, and he did a good job listening to me when I told him to stay on the sidewalk. We did get pretty sidetracked when we saw a dog in a backyard. That boy loves dogs. Good grief. We probably sat and pointed at it for 5-7 minutes. All the while, it was barking. Haha.
After his nap, my parent’s watched Cooper for about an hour while we went to buy some living room furniture. We bought a couch and 2 chairs.
We won’t get them for 6-8 weeks. :(
Sunday, we cleaned up around the house, and I went to the grocery store. We had a birthday party to go to that evening, but Cooper for some reason was running a little fever all day. So, I ended up going by myself, since it was for my friend’s little boy. The party was super heroes and it was SO so cute! She did an excellent job! Sadly I didn’t take one picture!
After the party, my mother in law came in to town. She wanted to watch Cooper for a few days, so she is staying with us until Wednesday. This means I can get to work early and leave early! Good thing since this is spring break and it is dead around the office!