Sunday, April 06, 2008
Yes, he's wearing a leash
We took Evan to the Children's Museum for the first time on Friday. As mentioned in my previous post, we had been up until 4:00 the night before, so we were pretty tired. The museum was packed, but Evan had a great time. He ran around pointing at things and saying "oooh." It was pretty cute. This was also his first experience wearing the leash. I was so glad we brought it. He wants to be down running around, but he's fast and with all of the people there, I felt much better knowing he couldn't get too far away from us.
I was a little worried we'd get, "oh my gosh, she put a leash on her child" looks, but if we did, I didn't notice. And if we had, I would have told them to "mind your own," because there were a lot of children there that needed to be minded. There were a few times Evan was almost knocked over by kids that saw him but just didn't care. I would tell them to be careful and to watch out for the "baby", but they just looked at me and kept going. Meanwhile, I didn't see anybody claiming to be their parents in the vicinity. That really irritated me - I mean, watch your kids! One of our jobs as parents is to correct our children when we see them doing something they shouldn't - how are you supposed to do that if you aren't there to monitor them?
Even though it was a little too crowded for our taste, it was a great day, and next time we just won't go on the most popular day of spring break. Watching Evan experience everything was so much fun. He was so excited by everything he saw - I hope it's a long while before he loses that child-like enthusiasm!
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