One of the things I dread is going out and about with an infant. Yes, even with my sixth baby, this causes me some major anxiety. The sound of one of my babies crying and fussing in a car seat, or in a store, (and the germs!) makes me feel trapped and makes me sweat and makes my brain feel like it’s rattling inside. I’d rather just wait till we have a reliable schedule that ensures no fussing. BUT we were out of food. And Jeff is so busy with work and coaching and the kids and as good as he has been about helping out with runs to the the grocery store (I think he secretly likes it?) there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and really-I can’t procrastinate forever.
We accomplished our first grocery store outing today and sweet little Janey did not make a peep. All the way there and during and back-she even let me put away all the food. I think I bought enough to last a good two weeks with a quick fruit/milk/bread run 1/2 way through.
Patrick was so good. He promised me he would help me go as fast as possible by being a good listener, and he was excellent. He was rewarded with a little toy at the end of the trip.
I couldn’t resist the pumpkins and the mums. I know it’s too early to even think about fall but they were calling my name.
My favorite month starts tomorrow-I’ve been watching the squirrels outside the window where I sit and nurse, and little yellow leaves are starting to fall. The nights are cooling down, and the sun is bright.
I feel so grateful right now…for my beautiful new baby, food in my cabinets, kids in good schools, a helpful husband, and a cozy house that I never want to leave.