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Full Scale Retreat March 22, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshikagang @ 2:56 am

We had such a lovely day today; it’s so nice to have Johnny home to participate in the activities of the day! Weekends – especially long ones – are the best. Today we went to MEC and took the dog for a wonderful walk in the sun. After such a nice afternoon, we thought a little sushi dinner would be a perfect end to a great day.

Unfortunately, we neglected to consider a number of factors:
– It was Aili’s bedtime.
– Aili had missed not one, but BOTH of her afternoon naps.
– She hadn’t eaten in four hours.
– She had an extremely wet diaper.
– She got a bit chilled on our walk (and when I say ‘a bit’, I mean her feet were blue. Poor Muffin.)
– She got her four-month shots yesterday, which have crabbiness and irritability as side effects.

My oh my, crabbiness indeed!
She waited right until our meals had been delivered to the table, and then had a full-scale blowout, complete with pout and red-faced rage (see ‘Four Months’ posting below for illustrations). There was also some volume involved, which no doubt made ours the least-popular table in the whole place.

Johnny and I are pretty concerned about her bothering other people in decent restaurants. (If it was McDonalds we wouldn’t have cared, but then, if it was McDonalds we wouldn’t have been in there in the first place.) I grabbed her up and dashed out of the restaurant in my t-shirt, and Johnny got our food to go and hauled the car seat, diaper bag, dinner, and all the other miscellaneous gear that comes with a baby. Abort! Abort! And that was the end of that.

Upon reflection, we’re not afraid to try again, but we do agree that we need to consider all the factors more carefully in the future! In the meantime, take out sushi never seems to taste quite as good.

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I know you’re not going to believe this, but I didn’t take any pictures today. “WHAT??”, you say? Yes, it’s true: sometimes I don’t document every moment of her life. (Actually, I just forgot the camera at home.)
So you’ll have to make due with one from the archives.

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