Monday, March 3, 2008
Have you ever gone to the store and seen some poor lady with kids EVERYWHERE?Undoubtedly most of them are wearing diapers and screaming and you just say a little prayer of thanks that you are not her...I WAS THAT WOMAN TODAY! I went to Target with 4,3,2 and 9mo old children. I would love to tell you that it was an amazing experience where I discovered the true strength and power of just ONE woman-but no that would be a bitter lie-it was a Fiasco with a capital F. Picture me pushing this monstrosity called a cart that was basically a big old rusty van on wheels(it wasn't actually rusty but it drove like it was), the baby messy and crying, Tyler taking his shoes and socks off and trying to put them on the baby which DEFINITELY made things worse, every child that was capable of speech begging for popcorn, every child that was capable of movement thinking that the can goods were meant to be knocked to the floor, and me talking to myself saying things like this, "I can do this...I am a pioneer...Why me...Please stop pinching my face, Don't take your pants off...Please don't take your pants off...If you take your pants off again I swear..."
I've always considered myself to be of average intelligence but seriously the fact that it took me an entire half hour to take everything in my cart out, abandon it unashamedly in the middle of the aisle, and leave empty handed makes me question my intelligence. What was I thinking? Did I really believe that good could come from 4 children in a cart?
I just want to tell all you moms out there with 4 kids under 5...WOW! You are amazing. You are my hero. You are probably not reading this right now because browsing blogs is probably a thing of your past-you're probably too busy keeping everyone's pants on!