Turquoise table & Sardinian Iced Tea.
I was totally that mom while out for a bite to eat yesterday. Since she's down to one nap a day, Alice can be a little unpredictable when it comes to her moods in the afternoon. Sometimes she's a complete delight! Other times, she's a hot mess. And she definitely fell into the "hot mess" category yesterday.
Even though it was a tad chilly we decided to head downtown after Alice's nap to do some sight-seeing and to meet up with one of my mommy friends and her baby. Of course Alice was totally not into the sight-seeing part and seemed hungry so we found a quiet street and an adorable restaurant called Coppa for some food and drink. We decided to sit outside so as not to disturb the other diners at this tiny South End restaurant. And Alice enjoyed toddling on the patio, eating handfuls of bread, and pretending to use a fork while watching the world go by around her.
That lasted for all of five minutes.
Then she didn't want to be in the high chair! Or in my arms. Or in Amanda's arms. She was squirming all over the place and whining all the while. Luckily a man with three dogs walked by and was kind enough to let Alice tug on their fur for a few minutes while I figured out what to do. I thought about pulling the plug on our afternoon outing and heading home but my friend was already on her way so I decided we'd stick it out. And since the wind had picked up a bit, we moved our party to an inside table.
Thank god the restaurant was mostly empty.
Alice was only happy when she was allowed to completely roam free and then she explored almost every inch of that restaurant! My sister was a lifesaver and kept her entertained as best she could while I sucked down my afternoon cocktail(s) and caught up with my friend. Alice may not have been the best influence as shortly after seeing her take charge of the restaurant, my friend's baby followed suit and then there were babies crawling and walking all over the place.
Normally I would never let Alice crawl and walk all over a restaurant. And before having a kid, I totally would've talked shit about the mom that let her kid do that. But Alice wasn't screaming. And I was determined to finish my cocktail, so crawl and walk she did.
I was totally that mom yesterday.
"See, Tia Amanda? This is how you use a fork."