I don't know if you know this, but being stuck at home all day everyday can wear on you after a while. I've had a couple of errands on my to do list for a while now and haven't been able to actually go do them because for some reason I can't leave Averi at home by herself. :) Since everything went so well last night, I decided to give it a try today. Yikes!
I'm not quite ready to take her on a full blown grocery shopping trip but I thought a few quick stops at a couple of stores would be fine. My first mistake was forgetting the baby wrap. With nowhere to put Averi (I was definitely NOT putting her in a grocery cart) I had to carry her the entire time. I also couldn't push a cart and hold Averi at the same time so Kaili had to walk, while I tried to keep track of her, and I had to carry a basket.
When my arm started to get tired from holding so much I asked Kaili if she could carry the basket for a little while. While she did put a valiant effort into it for about 30 seconds, it just wasn't going to happen. Just as I thought it couldn't get any worse - Averi fell asleep. So I had dead-weight sleeping baby in one arm, an awkward basket in the other, and no hand left to hold onto Kaili.
You should have seen me trying to pay for my 4 items at the checkout. :) I think I'll be complaining less about my 10:00 at night shopping trips from now on, and I don't think I'll be taking Averi shopping again any time soon!