So can anyone recommend a good parenting book for toddlers? In the past few days, Jack has started throwing full on TANTRUMS. Like arching his back, throwing himself on the ground, hitting me… and today’s big one took place at Buy Buy Baby. I literally had him under one arm like a football while I tried to check out and get the hell out of there. He’s also doing bad things like ramming Chloe with his push toy and beating on the windows (to the point where I’m afraid he’s going to break through the glass), and when I try to be all Scary Mommy and say “NO! We do NOT do that!!”… he just laughs and keeps doing it. I am so glaringly ineffective.
We were all set to have these tonight:
But then Zach called to see if we wanted to meet them for dinner, and we never turn down dinner with fun Uncle Zach & Aunt Lulu. So you’ll get the full scoop on that mystery dish tomorrow night.
We met them for dinner at Flying Fish in Preston Center. My dad was home asleep with a stomach virus, so my mom ended up coming too. She ordered the ceviche for everyone to share:
My brother ordered a big platter of steamed mudbugs. When Zach held one of the crawfish up in front of Jack, he just smiled and said, “HI!” to it, like it was his new best friend. Aww. (Gross.)
I had the tilapia veracruz.
We’re going to the zoo tomorrow, so I need to pack lunches, figure out outfits with this crazy weather and assemble the diaper bag. Big day!