A day of two sides, where one weight on the scale main support would dip perilously low, before the opposite weight took heed and balanced it out.
So to fuel today’s fire, first the following events:
- nearly losing my voice in an effort to get baby girl out of the house
- having to take a detour en route because a major road was closed
- spending up to 30 minutes looking for shopping centre parking because school holidays… AND baby girl needed to go to the loo.
But then the other weight chimed in.
- baby girl choosing rice for lunch over a happy meal, and eating it gratefully (Parental win moment!)
- whispering to me cheekily, 30 minutes after purchase of a new doll “one more toy, and finish, shhh!” (her cleverness makes me shake my head in ‘I can’t believe she’s ours’ moments)
- and after she heard a person walking past us say sorry to another, explaining to baby girl that sometimes people make mistakes and then have to say sorry, examples being people bumping into others, or stepping on someone’s foot – to which we had to step on each other’s feet, and bump into each other, as we walked through the centre, for example. Laughing and bonding along 🙂
It wasn’t a day of huge purchases – in fact I didn’t get what I wanted, so another shopping day will be on the cards this week – but there were a few things that we walked away happy with.
‘We’ is a strong word. We all know ‘baby girl’ was the happy one. Well me too, when I see her so happy. From our friends at Tar-gé, baby, the gorgeous aqua jumper with pink heart and Ariel doll with layered outfits; and baby girl received a cute little muffin box from Muffin Break, containing two mini muffins, an apple juice, and then the kind gentleman there threw in some colouring pencils and a picture for her to draw with.
I am not in any way endorsed by the above two brands for my opinions, but if they ever wanna get me involved…
I AM HERE. Just sayin’.
Yes, a day of two sides, but I will remember us bumping into each other while walking through the centre, more so than anything that may have tried to weigh me down otherwise. Glass half-full, like that.