right now

Last week we went with some friends to McDonald’s for lunch so the kids could run around in the play place.  Adeline climbed part way up in the play structure and got freaked out and couldn’t make her way back down, and couldn’t be coaxed down, and then started screaming — shrieking — at the top of her lungs and I had to crawl up in there to get her out and everyone in the entire restaurant was staring at us.  Then Beatrice started crying because she was upset by all the noise and I couldn’t calm her down and when I tried to tell Adeline we were leaving she couldn’t hear me because she was in that damn play structure again and it was so loud in there and I thought I was totally going to lose it and neither of us even got to finish our lunch.
But right now the girls are both sleeping.  I’ve got The Office.  I’ve got Newman-O’s.  Everything’s going to be ok.

Here’s the original Right Now post.

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4 thoughts on “right now

  1. I still love those muck-lucks! Does this further sour your opinion of fast food places?! Love you sister.

    PS We felt the baby kicking (or maybe just moving) the other day. Jeremy just looked at me all amazed. He said ‘ There’s something in there! ‘ It’s great to finally be able to share experiences with him and not have him think I’m crazy! It was great!

    • Thanks, they are by Acorn — they’ve got a ton of fun slippers.
      Yes, my opinion is now further entrenched.
      How wonderful about the baby kicking! It is so special when you can feel & see that little movement!
      Love ya!

  2. I just found your blog today by way of the little list. It’s very nice 🙂

    I can completely sympathize with being the parent that has to climb into the play place to retrieve a crying child. I’ve done it with each one of my kids and it doesn’t get less embarrassing.

    The fact that you de-stress with The Office means you’re a woman after my own heart. The Happy Hour episode actually happens to be one of my favorites.

    Nice to meet you!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kayte! Glad to know I’m not the only one whose children occasionally make their mother want to crawl under a rock. The fact that parents are a huge embarrasment to teenagers is a well-documented fact, but I only recently realized that this is simply pay-back for all the times those parents were embarrassed by their small children!

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