02 June 2007

And Then We Were All Alone

We had a nice, relaxing day today, spent a few hours at the lake with friends (where I got totally sunburned - a side-effect of the antibiotics) and then sent Matilda off on a sleepover with her bestest friend, Aurora.

Then, it was just Freya and I. All alone, with nothing to do. It was so nice to hang out with her all by herself. As the second child she has so often been deprived of Mommy-Daughter alone time, and I forget how smart and independent she can be without her big sister around to take charge.

We went shopping for a new sunhat for Freya, (I was looking for something in a self-adhesive, unremovable toddler hat, but apparently they don't make them with staples, or superglue. I think I have found my niche!) and a new bra for me. Successful on both counts, we left the car for Steve and walked through a light drizzle to my parent's house for dinner. Freya pushed her stroller the whole way, which meant that it took us 30 minutes when it should have taken only 6, but I was patient and waited and we made it eventually.

In the car on the way home we ate chocolate bread from the farmer's market and Freya was sticking her finger in the chocolate parts and then licking the chocolate off her fingers.

"Look, Mom!" she kept yelling from the backseat.

"Oh," I said, "I see, you're licking it off."

"No," she corrected me, "I don't lick, I suck."


Crystal said...

THAT is freaking hilarious!!

Queen Heather said...

Yeah, what's the deal with no toddler hats with staples? pfft!

Very funny!