while at the garden center augustine picked out the worst looking lawn ornament and begged me for it in the way that only a near-three year old can. i told him we didn't have money for such things which is code for "EW". commence lie on the ground, kicking and screaming tantrum.
smog - i feel like the mother of the world
augustine is a pretty well behaved child, i don't know what brought this on other than just Toddler Gimme Gimme Syndrome. it thrills me to see his interest in gardening (and baking). it is some of the rare times that i feel like i am leaving some of me behind on him. that should i pass away that would always remain even if he didn't remember how it got there. anyways a kind, well meaning lady shoved a piece of candy into auggie's palm asking him if "it was really THAT bad?" and he shrieked what he always does when he is having a tantrum, "I WANT MY DADDY!" (as if david would roll over and die about the silly lawn ornament??!) i was really disappointed and told him so in the car. the serenity prayer ain't just for addicts on days like this folks...