Went to Shelby's party at the Mandeville Gymboree, and Bronwen seemed a bit unimpressed. She only got excited when we finally left and went next door to Stage to see the mannequins. Those eagle eyes spot mannequins from a mile away.
Went back to Kadee's for gumbo--Bronwen delighted in giving her baby cousin Evan toys, but when Lila joined in, she took the toys away telling her, "No, no, those are Evan's." I don't think Evan would have minded.
Lila vocally protested the whole way back. Ear-splitingly so. I made TJ pull over 15 minutes into the trip to feed her in hopes of calming her down, but no such luck. Back into the seat, back to the shrill screams. She finally passed out--10 minutes from home. Bronwen was good--tried to sing a mash-up of Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree to keep everyone's spirits up. Went like this "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, Hey! Jingle bells jingle bells, what a swell time to rock the night away. Jingle bell time is a right time to rock around the Christmas tree."
And Lila screamed through it all.
Going to have a drink now. Cheers!