We've moved

Since this blog was active, we moved overseas and back again. Now you can read about the boogers' latest adventures at www.boogersabroad.com.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

That's my dog, er, son

My son has always been active, even as a baby. He went from rolling to walking to running in a matter of weeks. And lately, we've had a big problem with him running away from us in public places. And it's especially hard to chase after him when we're towing Babycakes in his car seat or a grocery cart, etc.

After running away from me in Trader Joe's last week, and giving me the scare of my life, I became exasperated. So I did one of those things I always said I'd never do: I bought a kid leash.

Just like the other things I said I'd never use - a pacifier, premade PBJ sandwiches, disposable bibs - I quickly realized why other parents like these so much.

Really, it's worked like a charm. Now when we go to the zoo or the store or even for a walk around the block, I'm a lot more confident knowing that he physically can't run away from me.

I only wish I would have bought one sooner!

Sure, we get some evil stares from people, horrified that I walk my toddler around on a leash. So we've come up with a great response - my son barks at them.

In fact, just yesterday a woman said to me, "How can you treat him like an animal?"

And perfectly timed, my son looked at her and loudly exclaimed: "Woof! Woof!"

She was so shocked she just walked away.

(April fools ;)