Monday, March 2, 2009

I said I'd never do it again. I lied.

After a particularly rough visit to the grocery store, I vowed I'd never go again with all four kiddos. Too many bodies, too many "Mom, can we get this?," and just hard for me to think. (My brain is slowly shrinking, so it seems to take more energy for me to focus . . . )

Last week we were totally out of food, so I loaded everyone up and away we went. I was desperate. We overfilled the cart so full that I actually had to hold Brik and fill the baby seat with the last few items. I'm sure you get a great visual of that one.

When we got home, I stood in the kitchen emptying bags while the kids unloaded the car. Suddenly I started finding random items that I did NOT put in our cart. Uh oh! Maybe I ended up with some other person's food?? No such luck. Gracie comes waltzing in with her princess dress on and says, "Oh, there's my food."

Great. Somehow, Gracie was able to sneak in 5 rather large items in the shopping cart. I had NO clue. Shows how aware I am of my kids. When was the last time you bought Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper???? I think it's the first time in our 15 years of marriage that I've bought one. Yuck! (If you honestly like the stuff - I'm sorry!)

The boys think she's a great shopper and are loving the extra snacks she added. She is a true girl. Loves to shop no matter where we are. I have a feeling this won't be the first time she introduces me to "new" things.


Laura said...

Kevin actually loves Hamburger Helper! Or at least he did before we got married. I won't eat...or buy...the stuff.

It sounds like we had similar shopping experiences last week.

Melissa said...

love the new heading... you're so creative!