I know. It's hot other places too, and upper 90s is normal. But we're in Michigan. A heat index of 105 for days at a time is too hot.
So now that Charlotte is finally down to one nap a day, that leaves a big chunk of the day where I need to find something to do, and when it's been so hot, I don't know what to do.
At the recommendation of some friends, I took her to the library on Tuesday, and I am so glad I did. I don't know if I've ever seen Charlotte so excited. She was the youngest kid there by just a couple of months, and she didn't sit for the last story, but she did really great.
|There are quilts! Hanging on the walls!|
I wish I could have taken pictures the whole time because it was ridiculous. The reader (I don't think she was a librarian...not sure who she was exactly...community service?) came out with a puppet, and I think Charlotte had bite marks in her index fingers from chomping down on them with excitement. I made a mental note to get a puppet for crabby times. There were songs in between each story and even though she didn't dance along much, I'm pretty sure Charlotte was peeing her pants the whole time out of sheer delight.
After the stories and songs were over, the kids lined up and got a stamp of an ice cream cone on their hand. Why? Who cares. If she could talk she would tell us that she would cherish her first stamp forever, and you better not give me a bath tonight!!
|She caught a ghost with her bare hands during activity time.|
Charlotte also had her 18 month well check this week, and she's still in just the 25% for her weight, and still at 75% for height. I can't wait for her to be a model and bring home the bacon. I was convinced she had an ear infection, but since she was having a spaz attack during her entire check up, it was too hard to get a good look at her ears, nose and throat. But she was put on an antibiotic due to a runny nose for 3 weeks, and four doses in, the snot has stopped.
We also stayed home for the first time in like 9 years for the 4th of July. It's just easier these days. I took Charlotte to her first parade (last year she was in one with me, but slept the whole time) and it was frickin broiling hot.
|I'm pretending to enjoy this. I'm hot, and where are the horses?|
In other, being a SAHM mom, news: I am saving so much money on hair product and cosmetics! Sure, I look homeless most of the time and Sephora is calling me and asking where I've been, but at least I'm saving literally dollars per month! Tonight, I stopped into the beloved Sephora, and I just browsed. No one convinced me to buy some fancy skin illuminator, eyelid primer, or even a new brush head for my Clarisonic. I left without that cute black bag. I should get paid for this.
And only because this is awesome, I leave you with this:
|This is the face she makes when she wakes up to an iPhone in her face.|