Today we made the trek downtown to see the circus parade.
All 39 seconds of it.
Max was able to see some elephants, and (good news) they didn't eat anyone!
The Children's museum was having a special event with free activities that included face painting, balloon animals, a magic show, cotton candy and popcorn.
The place was packed with moms, strollers, and about a billion kids.
I made an observation that most of these young moms were very skinny. Maybe pushing a double stroller with two small children and keeping track of two more little ones while carrying a diaper bag, and a new baby in a sling gives them a good workout.
Or, they just don't have time to eat.
We also went to the chocolate store, and I was able to get my favorite caramel, chocolate and pecan covered apple.
On the way home I asked Max what his favorite part of the day was. His answer?
"When we were going on the eskavator, and it also made me falled down and you catched me."
No elephants, no balloons, no popcorn. Apparently Mom saving him from falling down the escalator was the high point of his day.
Fast forward to this evening. It was parent teacher conference at the Jr. High.
We were able to find out that CJ is a good kid, and quiet in class. He seems to be doing really well.
While there, I made another observation. As I looked around at the other parents, I noticed that they were a bit different than the mom's of the toddlers that I had seen earlier in the day.
Let's just say that I felt like I fit in a bit better among the older parents. Most of us were a bit "healthier" looking than the skinny little moms at the children's museum.
Teenagers make you fat.