Did I Mention There Was A Big Hill?

Yesterday, E took a much needed vacation day so I could wrangle the dog to the vet without wrangling two kids as well. And then I took the bigger child with me anyways because he asked really nicely. It actually worked out great. Brutus had to get a couple of shots, some blood drawn, and a dental exam, which are all things Evan is going to have to get in the next couple of weeks and it was nice to be able to say “Look how brave Brutus is! Just a little poke! Now you can give him a hug and he feels so much better!” I’d like to say I’m brilliant and that was the plan all along, but really I just thought it would be fun to hang out with my kid for a while. Three is a pretty great age (insert a zillion instances where 3 year olds are AWFUL right here), and getting to take just ONE kid with me is such a special treat.

When we got home, I suggested we not sit on the couch all day and remarkably everyone agreed. So we loaded up the stroller and uh, strolled down to the town library. When we bought this house I was SO EXCITED to live “walking distance” from “downtown” – and honestly, before kids I did do a lot of walking. I could walk to the YMCA, the post office, the library, 2 bars, and 3 restaurants. Of course “walking distance” is a relative term because the sidewalks are terrible (old, broken, uneven, slate that has shifted, blocked by cars), the neighborhood between my house and the stuff is kind of scary, and it is all down a BIG hill…which means it’s all up hill on the way home.

ANYWAYS, what I’m saying is we don’t walk much anymore but it’s something I’d really like to start doing again. Too bad our YMCA went out of business (did you even know that could happen?) and the post office is completely inaccessible to strollers (which I’m pretty sure is illegal, since it’s also handicap inaccessible?) and day drinking when you’re caring for 2 small kids is frowned upon (I know, right?!) so the library and food are pretty much our only choices. So that’s what we did! Books and Irish pub food for everyone! And like a good mommy blogger, I brought my camera along to take pictures of our Fun! Family! Outing! And because I’m actually NOT a very good mommy blogger all the pictures are kind of terrible. Still not going to stop me from posting them.

Our favorite place in town - and I'm not just saying that because it's the ONLY place in town. There are at least 3 other places.

I should have taken a video, because this is both Evans jamming out to the Dropkick Murphys

Caroline was also a Dropkick Murphy's fan. The waitress looked at the kids and said "They must be Irish".

Here, I’ll do you a favor and link the song. You’re welcome. “DROPKICK MURPHYS 4 EVA!!1!!111!!!!” – 1oth grade me.

Town Hall is pretty

Flowers and rocks. And E pushing the stroller up the giant hill.

Me, pushing the stroller the rest of the way up the big hill. And yeah, Caroline needs to SIT DOWN. She is a buckle escape artist.

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8 Responses to “Did I Mention There Was A Big Hill?”

  1. mommaexpat says:

    I love Harp…..great food. The Marina is kind of pretty too…. and Heritage Falls isn’t bad either. It kills me every tome that you are in my hometown!

    • bebehblog says:

      Is The Marina the outdoor place down at American Wharf? It’s been called at least 4 different things since I’ve been here, but the last time we went the food was pretty good. I don’t know what Heritage Falls is – tell me so we can go try it!

  2. Robyn says:

    Aww…I miss our old town! So cute! And she is not kidding about that hill! (or the scary neighborhood…why is it so sketchy???) We nearly killed ourselves when we first tried to find the Mohegan Park by bike with horrible directions from our old neighbor. DH actually flipped over the handbars of his bike when he hit a patch of broken up sidewalk.

    • bebehblog says:

      I biked to the library ONCE. That is never happening again. And as much as I love Mohegan Park, I drive to the lake and the playground. Those hills are no joke!

  3. Denae says:

    This makes me want to move in with you. And your threats of snow/icky winters are useless. This Texan girl thinks that snow is amazing, especially if you cant see the grass.

    You wanted a free assistant child wrangler, right?

  4. E says:

    In order to be a buckle escape artist, you have to USE the buckle. It would be more accurate to say that she is a…stander.

  5. gretchen says:

    Great photos! I find Broadway to be the nicer side to walk on… and I am embarrassed to admit that I have yet to take the stroller to the library. But we used to walk to the pub at the bottom of the hill all the time (before M&N) if that counts:-). I read in the paper this morning that an ice cream shop is opening in Howard Brown Park – something new to look forward to!

    • bebehblog says:

      Oh, I was HOPING that would be an ice cream shop! I was so sad when mini-golf burned down, it was nice to have something to walk to besides just the park to feed ducks. We will have to take our double strollers down for a treat when they open.

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