Since starting the new job, I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. That leaves Dylan and I Mondays and Fridays to do our prime mommy-son bonding. Often one of those days we have a playdate. Unfortunately, one of the days usually ends up involving running errands. Today was errand day.
First, we drove to check out two houses. Dylan slept in the car and I scoped out the neighborhoods for kids. My buddy Julia says I need to follow a school bus and see where the most kids get off. For some reason (called stress) this idea cracks me up! I am picturing myself trying to explain to the nice policeman why I was following the school bus, and ogling the kids to see where they live!
Once Dylan emerged from dreamland, we went to his favorite store to cause a large scene - Babies R Us. He was shockingly good, and stayed in the cart, while I zoomed around (the key is to keep moving and make vvvrrooom, vvvrroom noises). I spent 44 bucks on diapers, wipes, and food. (When he is potty trained what will I do with all my extra cash?)
Next stop, Kmart, to buy some candles for the bedroom and bathroom to "stage" the house. I don't watch those home shows for nothing, you know. Dylan discovered that candles smell, and decided that he needed to sniff each and every candle he could get his hands on. Then he would hand it to me, to get the final sniff consensus. I spent $16 on candles, and once again, I was amazed at how well behaved he was.
Since I wasn't happy with the purple candles in Kmart, I stopped at Marshalls, to see if they had any good ones. They didn't, but I bought Dylan a book that I really, really need to read to him over and over and over(for my sake), called "Let's Be Thankful". I spent $6 on the book.
The final errand was to take the car to a self serve car wash. You put 50 cents in the machine, and then the high pressure sprayer starts and gives you a minute and a half to use it. Every time I would spray Dylan's window with water, he would CRACK UP. He was laughing so loudly and hysterically that I could hear him through the window, over the sprayer noise, and it was fantastic. So fantastic that I washed my car 3 times. I spent $1.50. Best money I spent all day.