Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mall Rats

We are quickly becoming mall rats. It was twenty degrees here today and absolutely unbearable. So…we went back to the mall again today. We were in desperate need of Christmas gifts. This tree is looking all too sad without any presents under it.

And Neely was sooo incredible good at the mall today. I was nervous because I had taken her to the mall two weeks ago and it was about the worst experience of my life. She threw a major conniption fit and there I was all by myself with tons of mall walkers staring at me trying to calm my baby and kicking the stroller down the mall (she was so wild it took both of my hands to hold her which meant I had to kick the stroller). This is after I spent a solid ten minutes with the stroller stuck between the racks at Gymboree and a red faced baby screaming. I don’t think I will ever go back there again because of the shame. Seriously, people were judging me all over that mall. I rushed her into a dressing room at Macy’s and while I fed her I thought about having a good cry for myself.

But anyway, today was a different story. I actually had a little angel baby. You wouldn’t have even known she was there except for the fact that she would pull her blankie up and down over her face to check things out every little bit. I think this might have been her first attempt at peek-a-boo. And it was adorable.


  1. Neely looks so darling with that bow in her hair!! I bet she will love peek-a-boo games with you so soon! I'm pretty sure she's grown since Thanksgiving! I can't wait to see you both at Christmas!

  2. Bless her bitty heart! We have all had to kick the buggy down the aisle while dealing with a fussy little one...don't cry, sister...we have all been in one (or many) of those moments. :o)

  3. "Seriously, people were judging me all over that mall." of the funniest lines I have ever read in a blog. EVER.

    It made me laugh out loud when I read it the first time, and every time I think about it I get tickled.

    You'll find the Facts of Life song applies to outings with babies....You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both and then you have...

  4. oh you will cry when you seriously think about leaving the stroller and not caring if someone takes it before you get back to get it....a few days later :) The thought has crossed my mind. It's funny to me that some people seem to have forgotten what it's like to have little ones. Like their children were perfect 100% of the time and they did EVERYTHING right. Hannah was throwing fruit around in kroger one day and this lady with her little one gave me the worst look. I kindly put the fruit back and looked her straight in the eye and said "you may want to pick another one. this may be bruised". I still can't want until the day her child does something like that. Look at that sweet face under that blanket. I just want to squeeze her. (after I wash my hands)