Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Best Costco Trip... EVER!

It may be strange that I'm taking the time to write about a simple trip to Costco but if you've ever accompanied us on one of the usual Costco outings you'll know why I couldn't help but post this. I am the mother you see in grocery stores (any store actually)with the SCREAMING toddler. Lexie will not sit in the cart and she won't hold your hand or stay near you. So I have to hold her wrist while she screams and flails as I try to continue shopping by pushing the cart, with Owen in it, one-handed. Every five minutes or so I have to stop because she has collapsed to the floor trying to escape my grasp. So I stand over her, so no one can run over her with their cart, and I wait until I can get her on her feet again. This process repeats itself many times within the shopping trip. Sometimes women stop to empathize with me and tell me of the things their kids have put them through. Mostly they just stare. They probably comment to eachother but I'm too busy pretending to be calm to make eye contact.

Anyway, the other day Lex fell asleep on the way to Costco and actually stayed asleep during the transfer to the cart and for the whole trip. It was so wonderful. I could actually look at things and I didn't get to the car and realize I forgot the milk. I still got comments but at least this time they were endearing or humorous. Can't say she was in the most modest of positions but I prefer to let sleeping dogs lie. So there she stayed until we made it back to the car and she was four times as terrible as she's ever been in a store.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay, you have a blog! And yay you got to shop at Costco without a mega meltdown! That picture is so cute and I am AMAZED that she stayed asleep. She must have been exhausted. So cute!

stephen & lauren reber said...

Yes! Another member of the blogging world. And just think, even though you are moving away, you'll still be only a click away! I'm so glad.

Those pictures are so cute and you are not frumpy (or was it dumpy) by the way.

The Taylor Family said...

I'm surprised she didn't wake up when you pushed the cart over those bumpy things. They always freak Eli out.

Erica said...

Thanks for your nice words on my blog. I had to pop on over to yours and see what you're all about...I figure if you're a friend to Lauren and Sarah then you must be rad!!:) This picture cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

good girl spreading your legs like a toddler should, I want to pull your panties aside and lick your pussy