Don’t Be Dumb. Like Me.

I can’t tell you how many times I blamed “baby brain” and really knew better.

It took me a little while, (read: few months), to correct this one:

I would come out of a store with a cart full of groceries and a little baby girl. I would immediately put Mila into the car, in her car seat and finish loading the groceries into the trunk. When I was finished, I’d stare at the cart, thinking, Crap I don’t want to leave Mila sitting there to put this in the cart return. Oh well, I’ll just leave it here. And then I would feel so guilty for just leaving a cart between cars. Oh well, my baby was more important!

Um, yeah. This is an easy one for a person thinking straight: put the groceries away, roll the cart to the return, carry baby back to the car. I felt so stupid when I realized.

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March 4, 2012.
7 months, 3 weeks.

Lesson #121: GO, GO, GO!

When a baby becomes bored with something, you find something new to entertain her.

For example, Mila liked sitting in the front of the shopping cart…then she didn’t. She would whine to be picked up or let out so I figured what the hey, let’s put her IN the cart!

August 20, 2012
13 months, 6 days

She loved it! She started yelling, (which you can’t tell from these photos because that pesky binky is stuck in her mouth), “GO, GO, GO!” And thus started her next word addiction.

Of course, I missed the “go, go, go” and she wouldn’t do it again.