Aside from our big weekend celebration of our anniversary, we decided to also go out to dinner on Wednesday, which is the actual date of our anniversary. It was a family dinner, with a toddler in tow. Well, less than an hour into dinner, when our entree had just arrived, our girl decided that everything on the table was too boring to entertain her anymore and squirm to get out of the table. It would have all been okay since we were at Olive Garden, and they have generous space to cater to children, except that my girl wanted Mama to join her in the exploration. After a few minutes of struggle, Joe and I looked at each other with knowing looks. I walked with my child to keep her entertain while Joe call for the server to come and box our food and ask for the check. That was the end of our third year anniversary celebration.
While waiting for Joe to get the check, I took Lia to the attached mall to walk around and get out some of that energy that is apparently pent up. That didn't last too long since she decided then that her legs could not possibly walk another step, and forced me to pick her up to carry her. Being almost 5 months pregnant, I must have looked like an idiot trying to juggle a 32 pound toddler. A few steps in and I decided not to coddle her tantrums, so I put her down where in the middle of the mall, she threw a fit that called the attention of every passerby. Thank goodness it was a weekday, and there was very little traffic in the mall. I just stood there and let her work out her anger until her Joe arrived with our food, and we called it a night.
This is just one of the many examples of tantrums that she throws these days when she does not get what she wants. But not all is lost, she and Joe was so cute earlier during dinner when it was all well.
|A gorgeous anniversary surprise awaiting me at my desk at work after returning from a meeting. |