I just got back from a five-day road trip to my hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. It was a whirlwind, last-minute trip. I loaded up the kids and went. And let me tell you, after the experience I had in Tuscaloosa that involved me, a packed Panera Bread, two children and an LSU t-shirt worn by yours truly ...
I can do anything.
I can go anywhere.
Seriously. New York City with kids? Yes. Black Friday shopping with kids? Yes. Nothing scares me anymore. Forcing myself to just go out and do whatever I feel like doing, kids or not, has done wonders for my self-confidence as a mother. I am not one to just sit at home all day, every day. I like to get out and do stuff. It's intimidating, but so worth it to conquer your fears.
Nothing bad will happen. Aside from people staring. And you may get snotty looks, if you decide to drag your children into eateries like Panera where people go to work on their laptops or have deep conversations. To all of those people, I am sincerely sorry. I know we took up a lot of space.
ONE stayed in Mississippi with Husband's mom and grandparents and I took TWO with me to Baton Rouge.
As you can see, he learned how to fish.
|ONE with his second catch of the day.|
This is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. I am sure you're probably rolling your eyes ... unless you're related to me. And if that is the case, you've likely already recieved a copy of this picture via text or email.
I suppose I should just come to grips with the fact that I am just as annoying as any other mother who has ridiculously smart and cute kids.
I am extremely homesick for Louisiana. I miss the people, the culture, the cheap LSU gear that is readily available, and most of all -- my family. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go get a tissue.