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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What would you do?

Here's a little senario for you, and it's TOTALLY hypothetical. You're in Walmart with your 3 kids who are all under the age of 4. Like an idiot you decide that this will be the day to try your 8 month old in the cart without a carseat, you're just running in to pick up pictures real quick, afterall. Until you get in and they say it's going to be another hour, and then your 2 year old doesn't want to ride in the cart anymore, and your almost 4 year old is "too big" to hold your hand and the baby all the sudden starts freaking out and wants to be held, and you're trying to act normal and have a civilized conversation with a ward member who you just bumped into who also happens to be your next door neighbor. And then you turn around and your 2 year old has taken off halfway across the store, and you leave your 4 year old and baby with your neighbor and take off running like an absolute lunatic, then later the 2 year old takes off again when your in the line and finally you end up with all three kids, 24 rolls of toilet paper, 12 rolls of paper towels, pictures, a package of napkins, a bag of reeses pieces, a stick of chapstick, and a partridge in a pear tree shoved into the cart. And yeah, you're totally getting that "can't you control yourself?" look from everyone in hearing distance of your screaming 2 year old. So what would you do... a friend wanted to know.

5 comments:

GILES FAM said...

Oh, I'm sorry! :) That does make for a good story, though. Yeah, not that I'm anywhere near your situation, but I still feel your pain (I mean your friend's pain). Before I had Cali, I used to look at moms in that situation a lot differently. Now I understand what they're going through. I always thought those child leashes looked barbaric, but now I'm reconsidering. :)

Arah said...

use a leash. Brinley thought it was great and once in awhile turned into a dog.
it's better that your child stay with you than to have some one else take off with him/her. Tell that to the people who give you a funny look...by the way, they make really cute ones nowadays, like a monkey that hangs on your back or a purse for a little girl.

JessieC said...

You are so funny. I probaby wouldn't have made it that far, you are good. I just have one and have left the store before without my groceries because she was freaking out so bad. It happens to everyone:)

Forever Young said...

I think I would have to agree with Arah...go for a leash. I am sure there are worse things than making your child wear a cute little monkey leash(adorable).

Jessica said...

That sounds like something I'll be experiencing real soon. My mom got me a puppy backpack leash thing for one of my kids (because I'll be having 3 like yourself). But I've been hesitant to use it, but maybe I will (especially after your story). So glad you had a great time in Mexico!