Today was a work holiday for me, but Kyle had to work. So we went our separate ways — Kyle to Trader Joe’s, and me to the pediatrician with Adelaide, August, and a sleepy Hazel.
Adelaide and August played in the waiting room.
Adelaide wanted to make friends with the girl about her age who was also waiting to see a doctor, but she wasn’t able to make a connection. This is Adelaide’s dejected face:
August copied everything Adelaide did, which worked out well. They were both calm and obedient (for the most part).
Look at how attentive Augie was to the nurse:
Then they had to disrobe and put on paper gowns.
Adelaide got two vaccines and Augie got one. They were both very brave and hardly made a peep. It seemed to me that Adelaide was almost looking forward to getting a shot, like if she hadn’t gotten one, she would have been disappointed somehow, not getting the full experience. My theory is, she has seen enough kids’ shows that explain the importance of vaccines that she realizes they are Very Important and Necessary and she is Very Brave to take them without flinching. So that’s what she did, and August followed suit.
Then, we went to the park, where Adelaide ran off to climb the monkey bars and hang upside down and make friends, and Augie mostly sat in my lap and took everything out of my tote bag.
He found some iPhone camera lenses.
And he took pictures of Hazel, which she loved.
That’s a good idea, Augie, I thought. So I took some pictures, too.
After the park, we stopped at McDonald’s for vanilla ice cream cones, and we all did a good job not dripping on ourselves. Then it was off to Target, where Adelaide put on a bunch of accessories and posed for the camera, like she does.
I think it’s one of her very favorite things to do.
I don’t know where she gets these poses from. She knows how to work it.
And that was our day.