Thursday, June 11, 2009

Woo Hoo Wednesday (June 10)

It's no secret that both Bennet and Scout are energetic, on-the-go type of kids. They are rarely at rest unless they are eating a snack and mesmerized by Special Agent Oso. A couple of months ago our daycare providers husband Mark said, "Wow- I thought Bennet was active but Scout's just crazy" My response was, "Well- maybe if we have a third that one will be mellow" to which he jokingly responded, "You're crazy to want 3 with these two!"

Yesterday at the library during WooHoo Wednesday his words came ringing through my ears! I decided to take the girls to the library for some fun new books. This mama is getting tired of the regulars at home.


It was a little bit of chaos. Like letting the tigers roam free during feeding time. Scout was running up and down through the aisles, looking at books, taking them off the shelf, running some more. Then she found some poor unsuspecting baby boy in a stroller. Poor kid was hugged, loved, touched. She really likes babies. Bennet kept herself busy in the play area while I chased Scout. Of course Scout bolted for the main part of the library and while I was retrieving her Bennet lost sight of me. Scared her a little bit.
They have an old clawfoot tub covered in carpet. That was a big hit!

By the end of our little visit I had Scout on my shoulders. It was the only way I could check out our books. I don't know how the octomom does it. Of course as we're leaving Bennet tells me she has to go potty. She has impeccable timing. As we're leaving the bathroom she starts to pitch a fit because she wants to have a drink at the drinking fountain. Well- with 6 books under one arm and a squirming 21 month old under the other it wasn't happening. I tell her that I can't pick her up. I'm sure the staff were more than happy to see the loud-mouth family leave. Bennet cried and whined all the way to the car only stopping to say, "Ice cream cone please Mama"

Are you kidding me? :)

5 comments:

Amy said...

...And this is why I am having near daily panic attacks about life after September. ;) Embrace the insanity, right?!

Jayne said...

LOL! Sounds like many of my days from the past...

Charity said...

OH man I couldn't help smiling through this whole post. I can totally relate. Ollie and Scout are so much alike :)

Lindsey McFarland said...

Give me a month or two when Owen is walking and I'm sure I'll have the same story for you. What an exciting Woo Hoo Wednesday!

Camilla said...

god sent me a mellow third child. I think he knew that I couldnt handle anything else! Then again theo was a mellow baby too until he learned about running and climbing! You are such a fun mommy. I think i will have to copy this woo hoo wednesday idea and do more things with my boys!