I ventured out today with both kids. I WILL get the hang of this someday.
First stop… Target. Baby is in his carrier in the cart. Katie is running around the store. They do not have the item I go there for. BLAST! That means I have to make another pit stop.
Second stop… Clothing Store. This is right next to Target, but I put baby in the stroller and Katie is walking. Or shall I say RUNNING… through the clothing store. I really want to shop as I have a $100 gift certificate, a 20% off coupon AND am 30 pounds lighter. I find a few things, try them on and try to get the heck out of there as quickly as possible. In the meantime, my baby is crying and Katie has found the jewelry and has about 8 bracelets on each arm. The only way to get them off without her having a total meltdown is for me to pretend we are buying them, and she takes them off to give to the saleslady.
Third stop… Grocery Store. Again, baby in cart, Katie walking. The store has managed to place a display of books right as you walk in. Katie finds a book and tears through the store. I figure it is keeping her busy as I am trying to fill my cart in record time, so I let her hang onto it. I finally check out, load up the kids & groceries and drive home.
I get home and see that they charged me 4.99 for my 1.79 book. That doesn’t make me happy, but am I really going to turn around to return it when baby needs to be changed and Katie needs a nap? Not a chance. The book will be going back on my next grocery trip, mark my words.
Now Katie is having a meltdown because there are no bracelets for her. Ah, two year olds!