This weekend Matt and I split up the boys for 1:1 time. Saturday I took Cole to go pick out a lunchbox and walk around downtown, and Sunday I took Wilson to pick a lunchbox and get lunch. We haven't done 1:1 time in a LONG time and it was well overdue - and a ton of fun.
When Cole and I got downtown he was the perfect little gentleman. We went into Nordstrom to look at lunchboxes (probably a mistake as they're kid-hipster and too pricey) and he was more infatuated with the balloons. We landed on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (or as Cole would say "Teenage Eheh Ninja Turtle" lunchbox with a matching waterbottle. The weird part of being downtown was walking by all the homeless people. Cole hasn't seen a lot of homeless people right next to him, so he kept stopping just a foot or so away and saying "mama, what's their sign say? What do they want?" That was a hard one to explain.
Wilson and I went to U-Village mall - a big shishi outdoor mall near the college. It was a perfect sunny day and the mall was packed with families and kids playing in the water and eating outside. Wilson and I got a picnic from a little deli and sat to watch the turtle fountain "spit" and enjoy the sun. Then we went to three stores to find the "perfect" lunchbox - Wilson landed on a bag from Pottery Barn with tigers on it.
I'm sure the lunchbox and bag are complete overkill ... but it's KINDERGARTEN coming up and I feel like all things Kindergarten are a big deal.