Step 1: Get dressed.
Step 2: Pick up the car keys.
Step 3: Go out.
That's why I dread fixed appointments. I know that when we have to get somewhere at a certain time, he will want to do something other than be at that very place. Phew!
I don't have a very fussy kid, so I think I'm a fussy mom and I get worked up because I'm a first-timer and want everything to be perfect. I never wanted Little Dude to sleep in a mall or the car when he could do so comfortably at home. I don't regret anything, though. But I do admire moms who do manage to take their kids of all ages out, all at once. That must require a lot of hard work!
With just going out being such an elaborate ritual, you can imagine how tough it is for me to plan a vacation. There's a post coming up on that, soon!
Meanwhile, I'd like to hear what other moms have to say. Do share your thoughts!