I have found myself saying lately that Luke is calming down. He's 4 now. That's a pleasant age, right?
This morning Luke tipped over my shopping cart while we were at Trader Joe's. Charlie and the food were in the shopping cart. It made a loud noise and drew lots of unwanted attention. Luckily, Charlie wasn't hurt too badly and we didn't have any glass bottles in our cart. It didn't mean I wasn't any less mortified when an employee came over to us and offered to put some cold tri-tip in a plastic bag so that we could put it on Charlie's head.
Fortunately, Erik was with me. To be with another adult when these crazy things happen is a rare thing for me. I'm normally by myself when my kids act up. After we left the store and got into the car, Erik said, "We should write these things down so that Luke can see what crazy stuff he did when he is older." I said, "Have you not read my blog?"
I think I might be too traumatized to ever take my kids grocery shopping again.