That's pretty much every outing we take, nowadays. We always congratulate ourselves as we head out the door, and then when we come home we're like "why did we go out." Ha, it's not that bad, but Stockton is a RUNNER and it is so hard to keep him contained! He just books it as fast as he can (which is actually reeeeally fast) as soon as his feet touch the ground. He doesn't like being held when he knows he could be running, and I can only keep him happy in the cart or stroller for a little while before the wanderlust sets in again. So basically our outings when I have Austin with me consist of one of us doing the actual errand/shopping and the other one following Stockton wherever he wants to go. I've taught Natalie to just chase Stockton when he's running, so at least they stay together and aren't going in two different directions. Yesterday in Target Austin took Natalie to the bathroom and I put Stockton down for ONE SECOND to just set Jack's carseat in the cart, but our little buddy was off to the races and had already gone so far that I didn't know what direction to start looking for him. It was a little panicky, but I trusted Target and knew that he was just running down an aisle somewhere. I asked a few people "have you seen a little blonde boy running by?" and eventually with some help the team in red corralled him into the frozen foods aisle and I grabbed him. It was probably comical to those watching.
|sometimes he'll stay put for ice cream...sometimes|
|the water is freezing and as soon as they slide in they JUMP up haha|
|I am so glad I captured Stockton's signature happy shriek!!|
|I LOVE that Natalie is carrying her purse in the bottom picture, ha!|
a magical office with a wondrous enclosed circle, and an ice cream date!
|good thing we love you so much, Stockty. You keep us running!|