It's the question that comes almost right after you are dating your future spouse for a while. First it's when are you going to get engaged? Then, whens the wedding? Followed by So when are you having babies?
It's already happened. Listen people, we still have 7 months to go, and let me tell you, I'm not working out this hard to have a hot body on my honeymoon, I expect to make it at least until Christmas. After that, well, we'll see.
But we have no plans for babies anytime soon. In fact, I am lucky enough to have my fill of babies with my nephews and the few friends that have little ones. I'm an Auntie, and I'm good. Which brings me to my story of the day. And you may question my auntie skills....but let's just preface this with he's still breathing and there was even laughter.
Today is my mom's birthday, and I was lucky enough to have the day off and wanted her to have a special surprise. So I gathered the troops to see who wanted to go and surprise Nana at school. So Luca and Courtney and Rocky came to meet us, Dylan couldn't join us, but I got permission to go and pick up Garrett at the sitters to join us. So being the great Auntie I am, I arrived at the sitters ready to put the car seat in my car and then load him up to get some birthday balloons and head to Nana's school.
Error number 1: I do not know how to load a car seat in our car.
Surprise number 1: I figured it out! Hooray!
So we were loaded in the car, and I was being very cautious, driving 10 under the speed limit and making sure all cars were completely stopped before I took off.
Error number 2: I had no idea where a Party City, or store that is similar to that is in the area.
Surprise number 2: We found one!
Heading into the store, we were in quite a rush, timing is not my thing. So me and Lil G picked out some balloons - which brings me to my third and biggest error.
Lil G has a fear of balloons. What was I thinking?!?!
But to no avail, even after one got popped in front of his face, he was so good. But then it was time to wrestle everything into the car. Almost epic fail.
Balloons, Lil G and myself = lady in parking lot asking if I needed help. Let's just say this, if Garrett is deathly afraid of balloons for the rest of his life, it might be because of our maneuvers into the car.
After that, we were great, he was great at Nana's school and I think enjoyed it more than Lucas did - well let's just say they loved Deanna's little frogs. Great auntie moments! So it was back to the sitters. I was doing fabulous, G was talking in the back and loving the car ride. So we got back to her house...or what I thought was her house. Yep, that's right, I pulled up to the wrong house, got G out, took the car seat out and then walked up to the door.
Then I realized my mistake. So back in the car we went...to drive to the next street down.
But, he was back at the sitters and was very happy.
So not ready for my own kid.
Then, as I sit here and watch 16 & Pregnant, I realize there is no way I am ready for kids now! Holy cow! So FYI, we are not having or thinking about having kids really soon...save the question for the next bride. You'll see this one dancing with all of her nephews in the meantime.