So I actually started this post on Saturday (the day of Natalie's birthday). And then I never finished it and never posted it. Knowing Blogger, it may end up with Saturday's date on it when I do post it; I guess we'll see.
Anyway, Natalie turned FOUR on Saturday. "How is that possible?" is so terribly cliche, yet...not.
But time is a funny thing when you have kids. On the one hand, part of me can't believe my baby is very much not a baby anymore. Same thing with Sarah. But it also seems like they've always been here, always been a part of my life. Yes, I do remember life before children...but somehow, they were still a part of it. It's kind of fuzzy around the edges.
Our initial plans for the day were a party at the park with pizza and cupcakes and some of Natalie's friends. However, our weather has been unseasonably cold here, with no sign of spring in sight. So we decided that delaying that whole party thing would be a grand idea. The park can happen some other time, when we won't be risking everyone turning into icicles during playtime.
Soooo...we went shopping instead. Each year when we get our tax refund, we always have this long list of things we need but haven't been able to afford. So Saturday was shopping day.
One of our first stops was Office Depot. As I was grabbing pens and pencils, Natalie was chattering excitedly about what else we might grab here at the office supply store. She brightly told me that she had found the shoe aisle.
Shoes? At Office Depot? Yeah, sure. I smiled and played along, thinking she either had a fabulous game of pretend going or she was just really not getting the concept of "office supplies."
But no. I really need to learn that my kids know what they're talking about. Even when I think it makes NO sense, it does. You just have to figure out the sense they're making.
Natalie had peeked around the corner at the next aisle. This is what she saw:
Office Depot does indeed have a shoe aisle. So there you go.