Miles slept like a log today - took at least 4 hours of naps split into two sessions. It was insane! After he woke up from his second nap, I packed the babies up and we headed out to finish some errands. It was just the regular stuff: post office, Walmart, Walgreens, Harris Teeter.
We puttered down to the post office in my car. I got out and opened the trunk. Uh oh. I forgot the stroller. Man! I've always worried that I would do that. Oh, well. I have my Ergo carrier (thanks, Rhonda, for the best carrier EVER). I put Miles in the Ergo and carried Vivienne in on my hip, all the while carrying my package and my wallet. I stood in line feeling very proud of myself. A couple ladies made comments about how I literally had my hands full. The lady in front of me told me that my babies were beautiful. (I must say that I agree.) =) I got up to the front, set Vivienne on the counter, and paid for my package to be mailed. On the way out of the post office, a toddler was saying,"Bye, bye!" to the babies. The babies and I were saying,"Bye, bye!" back to the little guy while we exited, then... THWACK! I banged Vivienne's head against the metal, sharp door jamb of the post office door. She immediately started crying - that sad "you really hurt me, Mom" cry.
So that's how I lost my Mother-of-the-Year award today. At least Viv stopped crying by the time we got back to the car. I pulled the same "wear one baby, carry the other baby" trick at Walgreens without injuring anyone. (Phew!) At Walmart and Harris Teeter, I put Miles in the shopping cart while I put Vivienne in the Ergo.
She seems to have forgotten about the incident already, and luckily she only has a tiny red spot on her forehead. Poor baby.