Friday, April 18, 2008

Public Humilation...

Tonight we went to dinner. We just went to Moe's, a favorite for quick and healthy Mexican food. I set a tray of soup & beans for Lili on the table and thinking I had moved the stroller far enough away from the table, turned around to get napkins.

The next thing I hear is a crash. I screamed "Lili" and saw the soup hit her and the floor. She instantly started to cry. Not the "I'm hurt, this burns" cry, but the "oh crap, I'm in trouble cry". I had startled her.

She had managed to reach the table and pull herself closer in the stroller (darn me for forgetting to lock the wheels). She then grabbed the tray to help herself and dumped it.

After several minutes of me soothing a crying, soup covered baby, and Matt trying to clean up the baby and the floor, we finally were settled enough to eat. By this point I'm so mortified dinner tasted pretty bad. Not that Moe's was bad, but I was so upset by the whole event, being stared at, etc., that it just didn't taste right.

Matt is still laughing at me for my humiliation. He thinks I'm overreacting and that I should realize that there WILL be more incidents in public. And I do realize this fact, but I guess the first time is always the hardest.

Here are some before and after shots of Lili. The first one was taken when she was about 8 weeks old. The other was taken tonight, and in the same laundry basket. She was so tiny, and now she's just a goofy little big girl...