Monday, November 24, 2008

Raise your hand if...

- you've ever neglected to take important baby gear (pacifier and sling) along when you leave the house.

- you've let your gas tank get so low that you only have eight miles until the tank is dry.

- your two year old has run away at Target. (Only to be found two departments away hiding amongst the towels)

- you've told your child that you'd buy a toy so (s)he can show Santa exactly what (s)he wants for Christmas but with the understanding that Mommy would return it to the store later just so you can buy their Christmas present in front of them and avoid having to go back to the store to buy it.

- your child sees right through your little game.

- you've taken your kids to Target just so they can entertain themselves in the toy aisles.

- you've been in those toys aisle long enough to be asked for gift advice by the mom of a one year old and direct another shopper to the location of a specific toy when the sales associate is unable to do it.

- you've ever taken your children to see the mall Santa before Thanksgiving.

- you have agreed to sign up for a store credit card in a moment of temporary insanity only to snap back to reality when you realized it isn't worth $4.50 to spend even an extra second in the check out lane.

- you have ever felt like bursting out laughing at the extreme tantrum your child is throwing in the mall

- your two year old is stronger than you.

- your two year old decides to make that fact known to hundreds of strangers.

- you've blogged in your head while your kids scream in the back seat.

I don't know about you, but my arm is tired!


Kristi November 24, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

I never thought of the toy idea, but how ingenious.

It sounds like you had a rough day.

My older son was screaming so loud once in the mall when he was little that I carried like a sack of flour screaming through the entire mall. When I thought I couldn't get out of there alive, other moms started shouting encouragement at me "You go mom" and things like that. Now I try to be encouraging to other moms when I see it.

CntryMomma November 24, 2008 at 8:00 PM  


And I'm always bloggin' in my head!


Anonymous November 24, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

haha Hilarious, because I've so been there on many many of those items.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom November 24, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

*raising hand* My arm is tired too! And that toy idea is BRILLIANT. (But I think my five year old would see right through it. Now my three year old? He's that gullible.) Sounds like you had quite a day!

gbmom2407 November 25, 2008 at 1:24 PM  

honestly, I my arm feels like it is going to fall off! Thanks for making me smile today.
(our toy buys are usually for some random friend or cousin... then when they open it at the time of gifts they shout, Hey I thought this was for and so.. sigh. Gotta love our babies.
happy day.

Lindsay November 25, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

Oh man - sure sounds like you had a rough Monday!!

We have forgotten sippy cups a number of times...thankfully Walmarts are everywhere!

I LOVE to take the kids places when I know I can sleep in the next day - then they get all worn out and I keep them up even later. :-)

I keep forgetting to tell you - I have now taken my daughter (3.5yrs) into evening church with us now for two times. I bring COLOR WONDER paper and she's a doll. She stands when we stand and then once the sermon begins, I let her draw. So - that just shows me that when they are mature enough, they will do it. The last time we tried was back in KS...she was about 2.5....and she WAS NOT ready. Hang in there - it'll come!

Devon November 25, 2008 at 3:36 PM  

my arm is definitely tired as well :)

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