Anyway, Patty offered to watch the twins so I could go to the grocery store by myself. I was skeptical b/c the kids are rarely away from me, I figured they'd revolt and want to come with me. Ha! Once we got to Patty's house and they saw Merrick's brand new wooden kitchen, they all but forgot my name.
Going to the grocery store alone is a very different experience from shopping with two almost three-year old kids. I didn't have to hunt down a cart w/two seats, I only wiped down the handle not the whole seat, and I was able to complete my list in about 15 minutes, plus another 3 for getting an iced latte at the in-store coffee bar. I did miss the back and forth banter, Alden usually holds the list and Ruth quizzes me on random things and asks if we are going to buy beer and Cheetos for daddy.
Tonight as I was looking at the circular, I told Roo that chicken breasts are on sale. She grabbed the Longs ad and said "I sink (think) beer and wine are also on sale mama". Thanks Roo. She still has her little lisp, I love it. Her little tongue peeks out when she talks and her mouth makes the cutest little shapes.
The other night I was brushing her hair and she was being very....theatrical. Alden walked up and said "hey, what are you doing to my baby girl?" He's such a protective big little brother.