Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Non Mothers Day Out Day

Did you know that Mothers Day Out was canceled today? I didn't. I showed up with all three of the boys, with two of the boys very excited for MDO. And three of us walked away very disappointed.

It meant that I had to take three little boys to the grocery store with me, for the first time. I wasn't mentally prepared for that but I prayed and asked for a good attitude and the Lord blessed me and we made it out alive and with no balloons.

Now, I love my grocery store. The HEB. Really, I love it. It is the best grocery store ever. It is brand new and it is amazing! I can't describe my love for it. The first time that I went, I walked around with a huge smile on my face the whole time. (I was alone- that may have helped) I wanted to go up to strangers and say don't you just love this grocery store?!

BUT. Why do they have someone stationed at the entrance waiting to hand out balloons to me sweet boys? When they get balloons they are no longer my sweet boys. They turn into these balloon hitting machines. I'm telling you, balloons walking through the grocery store with two boys strapped down but their hands and arms free? Not a good idea. Kolby figured out his legs were free too and that his foot could reach just about anything.

And the store is crowded. Like I felt like I needed a blinker to pull out after getting something off the shelf.

We didn't get the balloons. I'm no fool. I pushed the cart so fast through the entrance while giving the balloon man the evil eye that said don't even think about handing that to my child. The boys didn't have time to notice the balloon man. They noticed the other mom who took the balloons for her boys. She had them tied to the cart where her boys couldn't touch them. Sucker. Then they noticed that she had found a beloved car cart for her children to drive.

They did notice that I did not take the HEB bucks so they could get a sticker out of the machine at the end. Out and back in the cart for stickers? Not worth it.

Honestly, they really did do well in the grocery store. But I would consider having all extremities strapped down also. And maybe a piece of tape over their mouths.

Just kidding. Kind of.


  1. Loved this post. Sorry about the MDO confusion. It sounds like you handled it very well. Jacks was a little, um, hyper today and I think maybe it's because he missed his class. I have had the exact same thoughts about balloons in the HEB. If my son manages to get one despite my better judgment, I usually get whacked in the face with it repeatedly!


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