trip to the oval not that long ago?
Well, I thought I'd venture out all by myself today. It was such a gorgeous day it seemed a waste sitting indoors. I had done it once with PB so was feeling confident. I mean, it's about a two minute walk from our house. It can't be that hard. Right? Right?
I packed up a blanket and my new copy of Lula and was ready to go. On the way BB fell asleep in the sling. Not uncommon. I found a nice patch of grass in dappled sunlight, with a group of mums behind me on one side and angsty teenagers on the other.
BB woke to being placed on the blanket and was NOT happy. I held her over my shoulder and she continued to grizzle. She had been fed not that long ago but I thought I'd give the boobie a try. It worked for about 3 minutes until she pulled off and I sprayed milk everywhere. Slightly embarrassed I tucked the boobie away and cleaned us up. I tried again twice with the same result and then gave up on that plan. The teenagers behind me giggled at my failed attempts. Ok, they probably didn't even notice me sitting there but that's what it felt like at the time. A cute little tot ran up beside me and was quickly whisked away by his apologetic mum. I wanted to leave but felt a bit stupid considering I had only been there all of about 10 minutes, so I sucked it up. After a while I could hear the ladies behind me rounding up their kidlets. Right, I thought, I'll wait for them to go and then I'll leave.
I don't really know why I cared so much. Everyone must have their moments of unsettled children but for some reason, this afternoon left me feeling a bit sad. Which is silly, I know.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.
PS. I was interviewed for Week O'Mamas at the legendary Mama Mogantosh. Have a read here if you like!