Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Adventures at the local Wallymart

I'm a night shopper. I prefer to go to the store when Adam is home so he can take care of the kids. It's so nice to be able to take my time and not worry about meltdowns because of the word "no".

Yesterday I made the mistake of going to the store at 5:30. There was a general ornery vibe because of the hungries and grumpies....and the kids were worse.

Josh was mad because "Money is stupid and he just wants a Nintendo DS!!"

Brianna was running with the cart and then jumping on it.

Brayden was picking up boxes of treats and saying, "pleasepleasepleaseplease!"

Camden was opening a box of candy because "it's too long to wait!"

Savannah...was just chillin'.

After a few detours, we made it to the checkout. Brianna was helpful and cooperative while Josh and Brady played with a closed cash register. I called them back over to help out(this might have sounded like yelling and there *may* have been threats involved) and they started putting the bags in the cart. After I paid for my items I noticed that Camden was no longer in the cart. I started searching frantically,while images of Camden being kidnapped went through my head. Just as I was about to tell the cashier what had happened,I looked over and saw Camden sitting at a table at the Subway. Apparently he was hungry and it looked like the perfect place to eat dinner.

I vowed to never again take the kids shopping with me...until the next time my brain short circuits and I think,"it's just a quick trip,I'm sure it will be fine."

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nora.lakehurst said...

Oh my gosh I just LOL. That is so what I do too. LOL I try to go to the store before the kids get home from school. But there are times when I forget something and think "It will be just for this one thing" Which ends up just like you said.
Its ok Stace I threaten my kids too while at the store. I have even taken back a treat to the Customer service desk because my kids were so naughty.
Anyways.... Just remember the next time you think about doing that just say "No Stace dont do it."

Ailinh Harris said...

Oh hysterics! Grocery shopping, I tell ya. It's got a love/hate relationship with me.

P.S. My word verification is "preehub" meaning, "Grocery shopping was so much better before a husband came along"

Klin said...

What an adventure!!! LOL

I do not miss those days. I, too, was a night shopper. Hubby could not understand until I took him with me one time. I made him watch. He got it then.

Learning curve