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Monday, September 14, 2009

I did it!!!

Let me just toot my own horn for a minute....Today marked an important and monumental first.....(drumroll please)  I TOOK ALL THREE OF MY CHILDREN BY MYSELF ON AN ERRAND!!!!  We hit the Wal-Mart with a false sense of bravado and more than a little trepidation....would someone scream the entire time?  Would the black clouds open up and dump rain on us as we were trying to scramble our soaking wet selves back into the car?  Would some meanie of a stranger point at me and laugh at the amount of kids under the age of two I was trying to supervise by myself?  No, no and no.  We managed to return some size one diapers (Miss Thang's hiney has already grown out of the ones and into the twos...if you were wondering about her being a Hatter, you can now rest assured) and grab a few things we needed at home.  My only problem was trying to steer the ginormity of the twin grocery cart (with Livi in the basket) around the store.  That thing is ridiculous, but Thank God for it!!  Luckily I only needed to pick up a few things, because with two kids in the front seat and Livi in the cart, we only had room for a candle and some fabric softener.  We might have been able to buy a birthday card or two, but that would have been a squeeze.  All things considered, what could have turned into a disastrous situation to rival Chernobyl ended up being kind of nice.  I like hanging out with my kids.  They have tons to say, and it is all adorable.  Hayden pointed out the in-store McDonald's...I was waiting for her customary comment "Mommy, they have ice cream there." and instead got this: "Mommy, it's too dirty."  Hmmmm, she might be more wise than we know.  Cale made sure to holler "BEVO!" everytime we walked by anything that even remotely looked orange-ish or had a cow on it.  Livi cried for a few minutes when we arrived, but I'm pretty sure it was just because she feared I couldn't handle it.  When it was made clear that we were all still alive, she settled down and graced us with twenty minutes of precious nap-itude.  Now I am enjoying the silence of naptime and  peeking at my "To-do" list and wondering if I want to wrestle with that yet.  I just might.  I am feeling a little powerful after my successful day....can I get a what-what??? 


jvanvleet said...

AWESOME!!! I knew you could do it!

Amy said...

you go, girl!!!:)