It’s Wednesday. Good traffic day. There is this pressure to write something GOOD. I got nothing GOOD. In fact, I got nuttin’. Period. Well, I was gonna tell you about a little mishap at the grocery store yesterday. But honestly, how many of those can you read?
Okay, you want to hear it? Twist my arm.
So the grocery store. I do not relish grocery shopping with 2 kids but I often wait and go after they get out of school because I figure I’d rather do my work when they’re not around and then at least we can interact when we’re at the grocery store, even if it’s not as constructive as, say, taking them to a museum or a park or something.
Yes, you heard it here first. I somehow justify the grocery store as quality together time. Mom of the Year, right here.
The girls love to climb on the cart and I am FOREVER telling them no, and I get quite grumpy about it. Yesterday we got to the store and I warned them before they even tried it, thinking that I’d head it off at the pass and maybe I could avoid being the grumpy mom for once. This is, after all, our special time together, remember? I crack myself up.
Well wouldn’t you know, I’m standing at the meat case, perusing the London Broil and the flank steaks when out of the corner of my eye I see my cart flip over sideways.
Because I am the model of calm, cool, and collected in the face of calamity.
My 6-year-old was UNDER the cart but unscathed.
I quickly righted it and scolded her, probably too loudly, that this is EXACTLY WHY I have told her a hundred and fifty-two times NOT TO HANG ON THE CART.
Remind me next time to grocery shop while the kids are in school and do my work while they vegetate in front of the TV.
Oh hey. What did you think of the DWTS finale last night? I am sorry, Shawn is adorable, but I really had her pegged for third place. I would have been happier with Melissa or Gilles. But then again, I didn’t vote, so I can’t complain.
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