(Em and Piggy getting ready to go shopping. Out of focus, of course!!!!!)
It has been asked before so I will address it here because I am sure someone reading this post is going to want to know how I picked who would spend time with me. There was no special formula really. I decided to bring Em with me to the mall after seeing how upset she was after our mini trip to the post office the week before. I felt that she deserved a real outing, not one that would only last for ten minutes.
Anna was scheduled for a doctor's appointment later in the week and Rich was planning on taking her alone. He was then going to bring her into his office in Boston to see where he works. Since Anna was scheduled for a bit of one on one time with Daddy, I decided to take Allie with me to the shower.
(Allie ready to party!)
(Anna before leaving for her appointment.)
I know that it is all relative but when you go from the chaos of three to one easy going child, you realize how insane your life is. I even allowed Em to walk around Gymboree with me. She stayed right by my side and obeyed my every instruction. I find that it helps if you give them a task so I told her that I needed her to watch the stroller for me. She stood and held onto the stroller and helped to push it. Thankyouverymuch!
As scheduled, Rich brought Anna to her appointment later that week and then to his office. In the meantime, Grammy and I decided to bring these two munchkins over the Gap Outlet store. Without a stroller.
Let's just say that it wasn't all that easy having two out of the stroller, especially when I wanted to do some hard core shopping. For myself! They did look adorable though. Em was in a bad mood and didn't want to hold Grammy's hand and then they wanted to be three year olds and play games. So no one is perfect.
Allie insisted on wearing that purple dress. I had dressed Anna first and when Allie saw Anna wearing the purple striped dress, she demanded a purple dress. Okay, here's your purple dress!