Despite our crankiness and exhaustion, I knew we had to get out. The morning would go quicker if we were kept busy. A little sunshine and fresh air never hurt anyone. So, we bundled up and walked through a very cold and quiet Riverdale Farm and actually had a fantastic time.
The animals were ultra-friendly today. We sang songs to a sheep while he happily let us pet him. Three little pigs (haha) actually took a break from their meal to check us out.
|Look at that face!|
|Fighting over who gets to sniff Q's hand first|
Things get easier…When we walked into the cafe, I went up to the counter to order. It took me all of 30 seconds. When I turned around, the girls were sitting quietly on two chairs right behind me. Wow, you guys are being so good! I said impulsively. A few months ago, I would have been holding one kid in my arms, while trying to put the other in a leg lock, otherwise they would terrorize the place. I got them a "treat" of a Kiju mini juice box and told them to go and grab a table. They did! We sat together eating soup and drinking juice (coffee for me) for at least 10 minutes. I had just read this post by K J and the Kids. With a daughter and two sets of twin boys, she talked about how things are finally tame enough to go out to a restaurant with the whole family. Her kids are much older than my girls and I am by no means at this stage yet, but I felt like today was a snip it of some things getting easier. Despite an exhausting night, the three of us managed to have a really nice morning together.