2009 started early, so there goes Lucy's New Year's Resolution she totally failed RIGHT AWAY, like 7 hours into the new year. I walked, drank water and thought about quilting so so far I am batting 100%.
We started out sorta pissy as we prepared to head out the door and back to the zoo. I was so ready to lay on the floor like our friend Morgan and writhe around screaming and flailing but I mostly held it together and only threatened to go to the zoo by myself once. Lucy, for her part also didn't flail and wail but she did declare for the millionth time that I am ABSOLUTELY NOT her BEST FRIEND and and totally catching me off guard she threw in that she is NOT IMPRESSED with me this morning. Sheesh, all of that over a simple request that she pick up the laundry that she dumped all over the floor after I asked her to leave it alone.
Once we got to the zoo we did pretty well. Lucy has her feet wet so to speak so we have a zoo pattern that mostly works well for us. We threw in two things that we haven't done. We bought noodles to eat as I sensed a melt-down in the works (totally helped) and we went to the bird show. Between the birds and the nice man sitting next to us Lucille was completely captivated.
A bonus to all the walking and running around was the nice 45 minute nap Lucy took while I ran around picking up the house and doing laundry, playing this game that I do sometime to inspire me to clean good and clean fast. The game goes like this: I get a phone call from (the person or place changes every game, today it was someone from Oprah wanting to do a surprise interview about single mom adoptions) and they want to know if they could come over in one hour to scout the place. So with a camera's eye in mind I scurry around cleaning, picking up, and brushing my hair, teeth etc. Yeah, I just wrote about my "cleaning game" on the internet. I figure if Lucy has to live with her publicized childhood I can put myself out there a bit too.
Happy new year ...