Eventually, I gave up on getting all of the items I wanted. He was making a scene and I had already sweated my makeup off and had sweat going down my back in the middle of winter. Just my luck, there was only one lane open to check out who had about ten cars balloons right next to the register. I thought about dodging the store and leaving my cart. However, it was clear everyone was looking at us. How many children have a meltdown in Wal-mart, screaming "cars" 200 times while holding on to the most gigantic balloon ever made! Instead, I stood in line and felt every stare that was glanced our way while he continued to scream. While we waited in line I had a very nice young man ask me if I needed help. He was looking at Andrew as if he had just seen a ghost. I really would have loved to know what was going through his head.
Anyway, I survived my first of many humiliating public appearance with Andrew. I thought I would only have these types of experiences with Trenton. Once again, I was wrong.
Later in the day, Andrew had another meltdown with dilated pupils and uncontrollable screaming and crying. On a good note, he had a much better day today!
A picture of the gigantic balloon I had to buy.
Sleeping with Lincoln after his meltdown.