Funny story how we met.
It was one of the first outings with my both of my kids. Alone. Now if you’re a mom of two or more you can relate to this.
When I had just my daughter, I could put her in the Bjorn and be on our way anywhere – the grocery store, the library, the mall, etc. No worries. Now I was put to the test with two littles by my side ready to conquer Target. We Moms need to escape. We also need our Target. I remember the pep talk in my head I had on the drive there that morning, ‘You can do this. People do this every day. You get in, get your items and leave without losing one of them.’ (the littles, that is).
My son, who was now in the Bjorn was a no-brainer. He wasn’t going anywhere. It was the two-year-old-on-the-run-toddler-probably-with-a-tiara who I was worried about. Getting out of her stroller, running out and through the aisles. Looking back, I was totally silly thinking that any of this was a difficult or risky task, and now realize how easy as pie it is taking two toddlers anywhere. Well, depends on the location, but most anywhere. Let’s be real.But as a new mom of multiple children, I was a little nervous. So as I walked in the parking lot towards Target, confidence and all….I walked by this woman.
She was a young mom like me, appeared friendly and…..confused.Struggling to put her stroller in her car trunk (or so I thought). I could sense something was wrong. Grayson was just a baby (same age as my son), and crying in the backseat. I stopped with my entourage, and asked if she needed any help. And she proceeded to tell me that she misplaced her keys. I had JUST done this a few weeks before (and making my sweet husband drive 25 min to the party store parking lot I was stranded at…
…for him to locate them 30 seconds later in the stroller. <insert his eye roll + my big smile> Oops. Thanks again love!
Anywho. Lynn ended up finding her keys that morning. And I’m so glad I stopped that day! (and glad she found her keys! haha) She had just moved here from Alaska. We talked for awhile and exchanged emails. I told her about the local mommy club to meet some new friends and now we’re in the same year. I just need to get out more often, lol! Lynn is one of the sweetest moms – always smiling, always so positive, and also excellent at naming children. *wink, wink*
Thank you Bleem fam! It was wonderful to see you guys. And Josh, I’m certain you’ve gotten taller – haha! Or, I’m getting shorter.