Did you know that IHOP (International House of Pancakes) offers one free short stack of pancakes per person on this date?
I didn't...until yesterday.
So, I mustered up my courage and took Caderyn there with a friend and her little girl.
I thought it would be something that Caderyn would enjoy and a time when he could interact with his friend and I could actually have an adult conversation.
Based on my child's behavior, how exhausted I was after dinner, and the overall general consensus that I don't think he or I really got to enjoy our meal time, I have decided I'm no longer taking my child out to eat until he is good and ready.
I talked about it with my parents later and they said they did the same thing until my brother and I were older.
And, you know what? I completely get it!
Caderyn is at a stage when he is so full of life and energy that asking him to sit still in a restaurant and eat is almost too much.
I get it. It just took me longer to get there than I thought it would.
So, from now on, we are an eat at home family.
C'est la vie.
This is the one shot I was able to get of Caderyn when he wasn't jumping, screeching or licking the glass on the window behind us. He's a stinker.
P.S. IHOP...is gross. There, I said it. But you can't pass up the free pancakes!
In other news:
This dog hasn't really done all that much this week.
Yesterday she did take the time to vomit all over the carpet and in a corner that even my fingers won't reach. Nothing like trying to scrub the carpet with Q-tips. Oh yes, I was trying to do that.
The weather here has been deceivingly nice lately... I don't trust it for a second.
On Monday, I got home from work and loaded Caderyn in to his stroller and put Lucy on the leash and walked and walked until I nearly froze. Once that sun goes down it is chilllllly!
Yesterday, the weather was still nice so I loaded boy and dog into the Boo (the blue Subaru) and took them to a gated park that is actually a baseball field next to a train track (bonus!). Caderyn ran around with Lucy. Trains went by and Caderyn shrieked with joy. Lucy found a stick and smelled like horrible wet dog the rest of the night. It was good.
Caderyn has also been pretending he is a superhero.And that's all she wrote.