Sunday, September 23, 2012

the attention seeker

We are sometimes terrible parents. We tend to be really busy with Dale going to school and me working nights so our lives are a little crazy. We don't mean to, but we do not take Cole out in public very often besides the weekly trip to the grocery and Target. I noticed this week when we were at Trader Joe's that Cole is really all about people looking at him. He wants all eyes on him all the time. I had Cole in the shopping cart and he started screaming and talking when he saw someone he liked until they looked at him. I felt like I should try and distract him or just tell the person that he was screaming at "Sorry about that, can't you tell he is so deprived." Honestly, I think his willingness to be the center of attention is absolutely hilarious and a little awkward for me when we are shopping. He does get all the little old ladies to swoon over him, especially when we go to a craft store.
We haven't really been up to anything else new. We happened upon a biker festival (bikes as in motorcycles, not bicycles like I thought). We were meeting some friends for dinner downtown and we felt awful for bringing our 9 month baby to a bikefest. Cole absolutely loved it! He had so much fun looking at all the people and he didn't even mind the noise. We went to an Irish pub and luckily for us there was a folk band which just so happens to be Cole's favorite kind of band. Cole's Uncle Jonathan (UJ) played the banjo for him over the summer and he was mesmerized. We were sitting right by the stage and we turned Cole's highchair around to see the band better and he was in love. He was banging his hands on the table and jumping up and down in the highchair. We have a music lover and attention seeker on our hands...good thing he has a couple musical relatives. Cole also got a little feisty at the pub. A nice woman with an irish accent that was helping the band was leaning over close to Cole and helping the band set up their equipment. Cole reached out and gave the lady's booty a little rub...we are so proud. Dale, being the great Daddy that he is, took all the blame for Cole's promiscuity. The lady just laughed it off and Cole's mishap provided endless jokes at his dispense.


  1. Cole has a better social life than his Aunt Gina and Uncle Bob! I love that he was the life of the biker party!

  2. how did auntie a not get a shout out but uj did?

  3. The title IS "attention seeker"...