Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Photobucket Staging a Sit In at Walmart

That's the best title for the day? I got up and had my garden tryst, headed to the gym and spent the entire rest of the day getting things ready for the PWOC Planning Meeting. I am NOT a procrastinator but the weeks have been too busy. I made handouts, printed, printed and printed. I went shopping. I made up notebooks. I don't know what else I did. All PWOC - all the time. ::snort::

I took Arielle and Stacia with me to Office Depot and Walmart. In Walmart Stacia wanted to try on make up. WHAT? I told her to come with me....she stalked ahead, plopped herself on the ground, crossed her arms, and gave me her pouty look. I realized this was HER twist on the 2 year old temper tantrum. I mean really....she is nearly 3. It still surprised me.

I laughed and started looking for my camera. It wasn't in my purse.

Meanwhile, someone headed towards her with a cart. She was in the middle of the aisle. She picked herself up, stalked a few feet away and replayed the scene. She did this several times.

Yes, I told her this was ugly.

Secretly, I think I like this quiet sit in tantrum better than the out and out meltdowns I've had to endure with other children over the year. Only those nearby saw (and they laughed too) as opposed to years past where all in the store (and some in the parking lot) knew a child was tantruming....and then they don't smile.

The meeting went well. Much was accomplished. We have a great team working together this year.

This really is ALL I did today...and I was literally running to get done by 4:00 p.m. so I could go set up. My email folders are exploding. Mike is studying for ACSC...so I'll go deal with those next.