After playing around the house for much of the afternoon, I decided to hit up the grocery. Since Ellie had been so bad yesterday while I tried to shop, I decided to leave her home with Eric while I took Eli. He was predictably good in the store, and the trip was a success...until we made it to the parking lot.
That would be about the time I locked him in the van...strapped in his car seat...eating Twizzlers. Of course I had to call Eric to bring the spare key. All the while Eli was singing, talking to me, enjoying the Twizzlers, and even getting a little creative with them.
Yes, that is candy up his nose. Yes, he did eat it. There wasn't a thing in the world I could do to stop him. Ha! I could not stop laughing the whole time he was in there. I'm sure people thought I was cruel, but he was just so funny. I think by me not panicking Eli was able to stay calm. He got a little nervous just a couple of minutes before Eric showed up, but I distracted him by having him make letters out the Twizzlers. See, there is a silver lining everything.