Finally after Hallmark I take the kiddo out of the buggy and let him walk beside it, all is happy and well while my friend picks up some Whey Powder, I’m doing laps of the small store with my son while he makes the purchase, we walk out of the store and out of nowhere my little boy lets this blood curdling scream out and starts crying. I try to pick him up and console him but he’s having none of that, I check him over, everything is okay from what I see, smell his bum… all good there, his diaper is still fine. Well my poor ignored friend tells me he’s going to run in and out of London Drugs as fast as he can (which he makes good on his word) while I wrestle my screaming kid into his buggy… finally latched in I offer toys, drinks, food, keys… KEYS…SUNGLASSES… no, he wants nothing to do with them. I recline the stoller in thoughts that he’s tired, nope he wants to sit up. My ex comes out and we beeline it for the exit as people are staring at me and I get the “worst mother in the world” feeling as it seems that I cannot for the life of me control my kid. So here I am walking with out of the mall with the all time bachelor whom is swaying back and forth with the ideas of growing up eventually and I have a screaming child who is not letting up… its like trying to sell a car and having it blow up the second its driven up front for a test drive.
Finally he’s in the car and still my guy friend is making attempts to play peek-a-boo… he gets a few rare moments of smiles and back to screaming. At this point I roll my eyes and tell him not to bother… my toddler screams the entire way home, tears streaming as I focus on driving and my ex keeps looking back. I joke that after this he isn’t going to want to have kids (yay VanityMom poster mother for scaring the shit out of him so he’ll never wanna get laid again) he agrees, then disagrees, then says not anytime soon.
I drop him off and apologize… no need to apologize… of course not but still. So maybe between now and oh I don’t know… my birthday… I’ll get a chance to get together with him again and actually have a real face to face conversation, next time Dante will for sure be left out of the plans (as much as it pains me to “leave him out” I’m sure he’d be happier with Omi and Opi than in a resteraunt) oi.