As much as the want is for cold we are never prepared for it when it finally arrives.
Right after work I scooped up the kids and went straight to Target. We have worn out last seasons jackets and frankly wind breakers and My Little Pony sweaters were just not gonna cut it in this weather.
Side note does anyone realize how expensive winter jackets are?
After walking around for about an hour trying on several jackets and listening to the rendition of Clarice, Rudolph and Brothers as told by Talulah and N-Zilla I felt I deserved a upside down grande Caramel Macchiato. Soy please. Well Talulah insisted for something too. She went into Rumpelstiltskin mode with I said no. All the "Mommie pppppllllease" would not change my mine. Not even when she decided to lay on the floor and a man that resembled my grandfather stared at me. No goddammit. I just want a coffee. I wanted to say that. Instead of course I just stared right back at my daughter laying on the floor. Not yet defeated but exhausted. A mist the tantrum a very nice Police Officer came in for his usual. Of course tantrum or not Talulah looks adorable (mostly). Officer Martinez couldn't help but talk to her...And what does my daughter do...frown AND.CAT.HISS. She hissed like a cat at the man. Gladly he found the humor in it but my ears where burning from embarrassment. Did it phase him? No. "I like your energy kid", that's all he said. Like the fickle things 4 year old's are Talulah begin telling him her Christmas list and why she likes Glitter Gliders.
And that is my trip to Starbucks in Target with Talulah.