Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dad's first outing alone with Sid

This morning I dropped Christie off at work around 6:45. Early Saturday mornings are a good time to do whatever shopping is required at the local WallyWorld. The only thing we buy there is dog food. Really.

I popped Sid's helmet on and we headed out. This was my first time to take him by myself. It's pretty odd once I thought about it. He's almost one year old, and we haven't been anywhere alone. The walmart tour was uneventful. He's unimpressed with the colorful toys. Same for the flashy signage and noisy TV displays. The PA system was equally annoying. Apparently the most impressive things at a big-box-store for an almost one year old are:

The gymnasium style lights, really high up there.
The downward blast of air upon entering the store for HVAC purposes.

Leap kept him happy on the way home, and we didn't see a point to ride around burning that high dollar gasoline for no reason. Couldn't quite get his helmet to fit proper either. Just enough room for a bottle in there, but he's having a little trouble holding the helmet up AND his bottle when we take turns on the suzuki.

He's quite happy to pull up on anything within reach, and likes to examine every single toy in his toy-box. Three examinations per toy seems to be his threshold for attention, then he's on to inspecting all things verticle. The sound of the sliding glass door impresses him, as he smacks it with an open palm.

There's Saturday in a nutshell. I really don't know where women get the energy to raise kids.


Anonymous said...

I KNOW you didn't take that baby out to WallyWorld on a motorcycle!!!! Cute picture of him in the helmet though.

xo >^..^<

Marie said...

Hey that other poster stole my comment! (It was Cat, wasn't it?) Sid is just so adorable. I love all the pictures of him on Picasa. He really seems to be such a happy little fella!