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Liz's musings on life – mostly her kids though.

03/25/08 The Wiggles and return of the MIL March 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 11:37 am

Christopher and I had a Mommy and Me date on Sunday. We went to see the Wiggles in concert. Now why would we go on Easter? Because that was the only day they were here and they’ll probably never be back to Eugene until he’s 15. It was expensive and not something I would have done for myself but … I have no good excuse but we thought he’d love it and it was our only opportunity. Kids have about a 2 year window of tolerating the Wiggles and this was it for us. I think he had a good time. He was totally overwhelmed when we got to the Hult Centre. He was ok walking up the stairs to the Mezzanine, but once we walked through the doors into the theatre he had a breakdown. It was sort of dark and he was scared. So I had to carry him (all 35+ pounds of him) to our seats. Thankfully after about 10 feet you could see the lights of the stage and that did calm him down. He sat in his seat for 15 minutes just taking in the whole theatre. Once the performance started I put him on my lap so he could see over the side (we were in the first row) and he stayed there for the first hour. After an hour he finally got the courage to get down and look over the edge and enjoy the show standing up. In the Orchestra section the kids were dancing in the aisles and at the front and no one cared. They are really aware that their audience is mostly the 2 to 3 year old set so when they got ready to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star they had all of the kids go back to their seats because the house lights were going to be turned off. And at the end I caved in and bought him the Little Red Car flashing light thing. He was a happy guy and we came home so he could nap before everyone came over for Easter dinner.

The ham turned out really well. Those spiral sliced deals are nice because it’s cut into nice even slices. And then the glaze seeps in between the slices and it looks like it would taste delicious (if I liked ham). The savory bread pudding was really good too. Another one for the “make again” list. It is definitely something to make for an event because it’s huge. It’s made in a 13×9 pan and it fills the whole thing! It’s also not cheap to make.

So my MIL drove home from CA yesterday. She stopped by our house at 8pm on her way home. Now 8pm is Christopher’s bedtime and I don’t have to tell you his reaction when his grandmother (the one he hasn’t seen in 5 weeks) shows up. Especially when she shows up with an Easter basket for him and a bunch of stuff for Sarah. Needless to say he didn’t go to be until 9pm. And he woke up at 5:46am. I was already awake feeding Sarah, but Thomas still had 10 minutes to sleep. He had to get up and take care of Christopher (sorry Honey). My MIL brought a baby swing (it takes up a phenomenal amount of real estate in the living room), 2 boxes plus 2 bags of hand-me-downs, and presents from Thomas’ sister. I have no where to put the clothes. Nor do I need a month’s worth of clothes for an infant. I have a washer and dryer and she can wear the same thing next week that she wore this week. Holy crap …