Here’s a random thought I had. I mean, I guess it wasn’t that random. Arwen mentioned on Twitter that it frustrates her when a recipe marked “easy” calls for cake mix instead of ingredients, because it isn’t easy for her to get to the store for cake mix.
When Sam was a toddler, I dreaded trips to the grocery store. I had such a hard time running errands with him, and it drove me nuts because 1) I had to run errands, and 2) I believe that children should be included in normal life activities as much as possible–how else will they learn about the world?
Now that Grace is a toddler, I have no trouble at all running errands and frequently stop at multiple stores. This despite having not just a toddler but in fact twice as many children as before.
So: is it easier because there are two of them? Easier because it was Sam himself, not the fact that he was a toddler, that made things hard before? He is still with me but he is six and, although he’s still the same fun little buddy he was then, he’s a lot more helpful now.
P.S. See what I did with the title there? Oh, I crack me up.