Like I said, somedays I think I rock. No really. Today, I DID rock. I really, really, really needed milk and bread and eggs and the only option was to take the Crazies. I say that because for some reason, the grocery store is always an invitation for CRANKY KIDS. Don't know why, it just is.
But today, after their naps I put on my big girl panties and decided to just go. I finally had to tell myself to quit wishing someone will come visit and let me just "run out real quick." Give it up. You can do this. So diaper changes times 3, shoes on times 3 and out to the car we went!
Let me just say this. I did not bring any stroller with me because I really needed more space for food than what I could fit in the stroller. So we just went. All the while, I'm driving and planning my strategies, cuz trust me-you need them.
Plan A: Hope to god the yellow and red shopping CAR cart is available. I can fit 3 kids perfectly and still have ALL the basket room for food.
Plan B: One regular cart with 2 kids in the basket part, and 1 in the seat. This is obviously not ideal because it's a for-real certainty that they will either step on all our food or chuck it out of the cart.
So I drove up, and much to my dismay, I did not see my favorite cart.
I gave myself a little pep talk and just loaded em into a regular cart. We started our ascent into Safeway when all of a sudden, I saw it!! And I also saw a mother and her ONE KID headed for MY car cart! (In your dreams, lady.) Bring it on. I started pushing my cart of kids over to the car so fast so that I could beat her there. And, I did. :) Sorry lady.
Score 1 for mommy!
So far, things were looking pretty good for this shopping trip.
This is how we roll...
I told you. GROCERY STORE = CRANKY KIDS
On my own, I decided that I deserved a Starbucks for that endeavor. (Wasn't that nice of me?) And as I was waiting, some random dude walked by, then came back, and said, "This is a perfect commercial for Starbucks. Crying Triplets and 1 mommy having tea. They should buy YOU a drink!" I think I like this guy...
Anyhoo, not gonna lie. I'm feeling pretty bad-a$$ about my shopping trip today!