This afternoon as we headed to the zoo I had no idea that I'd picked something up at the store that would totally make Patrick's day.
It was a large stroller bag hook.
My sister gave me one a couple of years ago, but I always forget to move it from one stroller to another, so when I saw one today for $5 at Walmart I thought I might as well pick one up so that each of the strollers can have their own hook. When I unloaded the car I snapped it into place.
Patch saw it and gasped. "Mommy!?!?!?! Mommy!!!!!! You got this for me?!?!?! Just for me?!?!?!?! For my birthday? Is this my birthday present?!?!?! Thank you Mommy! Thank you!"
You see, he thought that I had bought him his very own handle to hold onto the stroller when we were walking.
Quite often he wants to hold onto the stroller bar that I push, which inevitably results in me tripping over his feet every time he slows down.
This is the perfect solution. He proudly held onto it as we walked around for much of the afternoon. Sometimes he wouldn't hold onto it, but it was perfect for times when I wanted him right next to me.
And that is Patch's great idea for the day. I don't think I'll get much use out of the hook as a bag holder but I do think it's going to be used daily as a preschooler wrangling device.
Also here's Tessie being her little Pumpkin self. I love October.