I never minded the grocery store until I had 3 kids. My first trip with all 3 (Mills was a newborn) I was such a nervous wreck (hoping & praying no meltdowns) that we grabbed maybe 3 items and i high tailed it out of there with the huge car driving green buggy only to take out (like take off the hinges) the sliding doors. I should’ve known then. I normally try to go when I have only 2 (or the rare times – 1!) with me.
But Mary James convinced me that we NEEDED to go (with all 3) and I agreed (because we were out of eggs and it was really hampering our breakfasts). So we went..and it went like all trips to the grocery store go and as I left I swore I would NEVER do this again..we’ll just all starve…and this was our conversation as soon as the car door closed (and don’t get me wrong..this didn’t START in the car, i just wasn’t listening while we were in the grocery store out of serious concentration to just get us the h*ll out of there)
picture this: MJ’s fist are balled up face is beat red and here she goes….
MJ: you’re the meanest MOM EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I wanted chips because i was STARVING and YOU ARE SO MEAN and you did take us to TCBY and that was nice and all but then we got HERE and YOU GOT THE WRONG SPRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i NEVER should’ve been your first baby! I’M GOING TO THE FARTHEST AWAY COLLEGE I CAN GO BECAUSE YOU’RE MEAN AND NEVER GIVE ME ANYTHING AND ALL I LIKE IS DADDY AND YOU CAN’T COME IN MY ROOM AND ONLY DADDY AND MOLLY AND MILLS BECAUSE YOU’RE THE MEANEST EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
(takes a breath)
But i love you mama and i just wish you wouldn’t be mean and I’m not going to go far away because I want to live with you forever.
Me: see..couldn’t we have just skipped all that in between?
So this couldn’t have come at a better time: My sister told me about this book that makes your life easier
I read it and knew it was for me when the example on page 1 has a little girl screaming that she’s going to kill herself and run away because her mom didn’t give her a Twinkie. I started it the day after our shopping trip and so far…it has been magic! It’s really simple and basic, but seems to work! If any of you (that live nearby) want to borrow it, email me.
Have a wonderful weekend!