Aren't milestones fun? On Friday night we got to experience our first time leaving a restaurant without even ordering dinner. In Anna's defense, she has a nasty canker sore on her tongue. It was hurting her and salty corn chips didn't help. (Parent fail - but we've already discussed how chips and guacamole are her favorite and we were at a Mexican restaurant.)
So anyway, we met our friends at a local Mexican place for dinner. Anna seemed to be doing well when we sat down. The problems started when she went to drink water out of a straw. The straw must have bumped the canker sore on her tongue so she started crying - a lot and loudly. I had Uri take her outside to chill. When she finally calmed down, she came inside and tried to eat chips and guacamole - more loud crying. It must have really hurt, I feel bad. While I was holding her outside, all she wanted to do was to go inside and see her friend and eat more chips and guacamole. But man, she was having a Grade A flip out. I've never seen her like that. We ended up pitching in for the drinks we had already ordered (alas, I didn't even get a SIP of my margarita) and heading home. She bawled for 40 minutes straight. Epic. Poor little thing.
Over the weekend, she was touchy about eating stuff like crunchy cereal or oranges - anything that was either spiky, salty or acidic. She didn't have a fever so I wasn't much worried until Sunday when she had another crying spell. But then this morning she seemed fine - I dropped her at school. Turns out school was worried about the sore as there has been an outbreak of hand-foot-mouth. She's already had HFM and she didn't have a fever but still I had to take her to the pediatrician in the middle of my day. She was fine but upset that mommy picked her up and then took her back to school. I really want her in school all week though because tomorrow is her goodbye circle to move to the toddler room. Also, I have this thing I do during the day called work and we had some big stuff to get out.
So anyway, everything turned out fine in the end. Besides that, great weekend. We went swimming and Anna went all the way underwater for the first time. She was a little surprised but we made a big deal out of the accomplishment and we'll keep building on success. Hope everyone else had a great weekend.