So Joe and I are just trying to make it through this week off with the kids. Yesterday, Christmas was lovely but naturally our three children are bored today.
I asked Joe if he wanted to get a sitter for tonight but he felt like we could tough it out. So there we were this morning trying to figure out when we could get breaks from the kids. Joe was relieved that he had a physical today so he could get a break from the family- apparently turning and coughing is more fun than family time.
I, on the other hand, was excited to take a trip to the grocery store to get ingredients for soup. I know, when did I get this old? Either way, I am getting ready to leave and Emily and Nicholas ask to come.
Here is a list of the adventure to Shop Rite…
1) We had to get a shopping cart with the car. So the two kids get in but they have grown since the last car cart and are basically sitting on top of each other.
2) I asked Nicholas to look out for whipped cream. Then I looked over at him and he is looking for whipped cream as he is army crawling through the aisles.
3) I lost Nicholas in an aisle and when I screamed for him, he came running around the corner claiming he thought a fat man was calling for him. Two questions… one: why do I sound like a fat man and two: why are you responding to a strange, fat man?
4) I got a new kind of ice cream and Nicholas thought it looked good so he started licking the picture on the carton.
5) I asked Nicholas to help me put the groceries on the belt. I look over and he is in the middle of the main aisle with two bags of bagels, swinging them and screaming, ‘nunchucks!’
6) Nicholas and Emily found the ice chest where they sell bags of ice. I yelled at Nicholas to get out of there as one leg was already in the freezer.
7) We needed beer so naturally I took them to the liquor store. I lost Emily somewhere in the whiskey aisle.
8) Nicholas picked out our beer. And it actually isn’t a bad kind. He is all set for when he turns 21.
9) I explained to the kids that everything in the liquor store was breakable. So naturally they touched every bottle.
10) It’s pretty obvious I looked stressed because the owner looked at me and said, ‘I guess this is because you are with your kids this whole week?’ Spot on liquor store guy… spot on.
Until next time,
It’s a liquor and ice cream kind of night.