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To further readying things to go in the mail this week, we put in some digital photos for one-hour printing at Walgreens after lunch. I was told it might take a few hours but I was ready for that possibility, so we popped over to the bank and spent over an hour in Kroger.

Highlights include:
- Being thanked by a lady in the bathroom for reminding her of when her daughter was younger (Laurel was afraid of falling into the toilet so I reassured her she couldn't fall in while I was holding her up),
- Laurel solemnly telling a younger girl not to put a toothbrush in her mouth until it came out of the package while we were looking at bubble bath and facial masks, and
- Calling Mom from the greeting card aisle to confer on whether it would be better to get Grandma a Mother's Day card in English or Spanish.

We found a nice bench outside after checking out where Laurel ate a banana and some sugar-free gummy bears while I addressed the cards and had a drink... speaking of which, the new limited edition Mint Mocha flavor Frappucino is like crack.

Our photos were coming off the printer as we approached the photo counter at Walgreen's and the technician laughed at a print of Laurel looking through her hands, so I think I made a good choice in photos to go in this year's Mother's Day cards. (The other photo going in them is a close-up shot I took of her last week.)

About halfway through the walk home, Laurel announced she had to use the potty _right then_. She jogged half the length of the block after I told her we'd get home sooner if she walked faster, then slowed down and told me she needed to rest and maybe sing. I think we surprised a maintenance man coming out of a building on the other side of the fence with our enthusiastic rendition of the Sesame Street theme, but we made it home without a potty accident and Biko has been loving up on me since I walked in. She hasn't sat on my lap in weeks and now she's even tight on my heels when I go to the bathroom. Hee.


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May. 3rd, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
I love that picture. Very good choice for the cards!

It sounds like Laurel is doing very well with her potty training! I'm going to need a lot of advice about that in a couple of years! ;)
May. 4th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Both of the original photos would have been too dark in the foreground to print well, so I'm glad for photo-editing software. Even Vogon was impressed by how well the prints of the edited photos came out!

Laurel's really started using the potty consistently in the past month and the extra reminder of the 4-sheet ruler and the chart of potty-using steps from the Charmin potty-training kit (babyinga posted a link to it a few posts back) have really helped her with not using too much TP and *finally* flushing by herself.
May. 3rd, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
She hasn't sat on my lap in weeks and now she's even tight on my heels when I go to the bathroom.

Ah, fondness makes the heart grow... no, wait, that's the other way around, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Heh, but with that crack head cat, it's probably more like, "Absinthe makes the heart grow fon -- GET THE FLY, GET THE FLY!!!! Hrm, can't get the fly. BITE THE HUMAN!"
May. 3rd, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
I have to get her pretty wound up before she'll bite me, aside from that time I opened a bathroom drawer while she was sitting on the counter.

I think she's just feeling like a typical cat today:

Non Sequitur comic, 23 Apr 2005
May. 4th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
good choice of pic. :D seems to have the playfulness and sweetness right there.
May. 5th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
I'm going through the LJ posts I missed while I was gone. Then I'll actually write the second half of the Trip Post, heh. Anyway, though. I did try a Chai Frappucino, and those things are _awesome_. I had somethin' like it at a Borders, too (needed caffiene; I was on a day schedule, but basically by not really sleeping much at all outside of naps. When I got home, I went to bed at 11am, woke up at 1am.), but it wasn't nearly as good.
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