Friday

And It's Not Even Lunchtime Yet

I'm glad I started my bloggy day reflecting on the Almighty.


Because if I hadn't, I'm fairly certain I would have been tempted to usher a few of my kids into His presence for some mandatory personal time after my trip to Wal Mart today. Because the lovely scene we created on aisle 14B is one for the history books.

And I'd like to apologize to the lady in the middle stall of the ladies bathroom.

My toddler didn't see anything when she crawled under.

Promise.

That is all.

32 comments:

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I've had days like this myself.

It's been a year since I've been in Macy's and there's a very good reason for that! Thank goodness the little imp had alomst zero hair back then and if she were to go back in now, she'd be unrecognizable...because after the scene she caused last summer, I'm certain she's been barred from Macy's coast to coast!

Marianne Thomas said...

There's something about WallyWorld that elicits the worst possible tantrums from my 2.5 year old.

I posted about his last one a couple of weeks ago here.

I'd do all my shopping at night without kids if I could, but the when would I have time to blog??

;)

Hang in there -- I feel your pain!

Milehimama said...

Well, at least they didn't bust through the door, set off the emergency alarm, and then start screaming "Tornado!"

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Smile! So, it's been one of THOSE days, eh?!

laytonfamily said...

good grief that's hysterical! The middle stall and all!

Karen said...

You're not going to tell us the aisle 14B story?! Don't leave us hanging!

Bina said...

Something about Wal-Mart, huh? I got off work, picked up my two daughters, and headed to Wal-Mart for my Bi-monthly shopping. By the time I got there, and before we even got out of the Van, my nerves were shot. This is a five miles drive mind you. The five-year-old was being the BIGGEST BRAT EVER! I think she was nervous about starting kindergarten today, but I just went home. Knew I wouldn't be able to handle it. It was pure "you know what" at my house last night.

April said...

Who knew that shopping at Wal Mart would be a spiritual experience. I have had a few of those " Come to Jesus" shopping trips too!!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Hey, we've ALL been there :)

LifeatTheCircus said...

Hope your day gets better... it can't get worse, right?

I have SOOOO been there... My solution... put the baby down for a nap, give the older two some quiet down time in their rooms, and grab some chocolate and Coke (or sweet tea). (no I am not an emotional eater at all) :-)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

So THAT family is having one of THOSE days? I totally feel for you!

Loraine said...

Thank's for the giggle.

Dawn said...

Been there, done that.

Not that this will be any encourgement or anything, but WalMart still brings out the worst in my kids - and they are teenagers.

Could it be the lighting there? The muzak? Some airborn drug they pipe in?

Alexandra Hancock said...

You guys are scaring me!! My precious 9 month old baby boy would never make a scene. :) OK. OK. I know that day is going to come, but I sure hope it never does.

Sabrina said...

I was *in* the Wmart when I received the tweet about your post. I had to wrestle the phone away from my 18 mo daughter who squealed with delight when I pulled it out (shiny, buttons, and noises, MY TOY). So when I finally pry it from her iron grip to read my msgs, I get the ear piercing Shriek of Death from her that stops everyone in their tracks. She fussed and yelled at me the entire time today. I love naptime, and Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses.

Happy Mommy said...

Walmart and I have a love hate relationship! I love to shop at Walmart and I hate taking 3 kids to a Walmart who promised to have the remodel job done in 90 days that was 150 days ago....

Summer said...

LOL Oh have I been there!

Cuddle Cottage said...

Oh, how hilarious! We are just entering toddlerdom and my once-angelic Pudding Pie is beginning to show us that she has a remarkably strong will. I am afraid . . .

adymommy said...

Oh man I'm sorry.

I feel your pain. My toddler threw his first public fit, today, in the library. It went on for the entire ride home and continued for 15 minutes after we got inside.

Domestic Accident said...

Gotta love public tantrums to humble you. I, too, have felt your pain, uh, more than once.

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

HAHAHAAHHAHA

~from the lady on aisle 14b

Lisa J said...

Dear God,
Thank you for my children who are now adults. I thank you for letting them live long enough to reach that age and that they too might suffer the indignities that they have inflicted on me and others as well.
AMEN!

Lynn said...

Oh, please tell me the lady in the middle stall at least had a sense of humor. I mean who could be upset with that cute little face?!?

Hope you had a nice lunch. ;o)

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Dontcha just love when they crawl under the stalls? Yep, I've been THAT family there too. I lovd your morning post. It speaks such truth. The grass can always look greener, but don't let it full you. There are weeds, crabgrass, ants, and other annoying things lurking below. Only having God in our lives will allow us to be truly happy!!

JMBMOMMY said...

Oh the scenes in the bathroom :)

Muthering Heights said...

At least your little peeper is a girl...

Nancy said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That's so funny. :) ...Cuz it didn't happen to me ... yet.

MoziEsmé said...

Sounds like a lovely day! I knew there was a reason I wanted kids!

Amy said...

I have been there, done that. I used to swear something was wrong with the lighting in Meijer- both of my kids would cry the whole time we were there when they were in infant seats. They were fine with WalMart as babies, but now that they're older, they seem to save their best tantrums for WalMart. ::sigh::

Pregnantly Plump said...

Little Elvis used to be pretty good when we took him shopping, but he decided this weekend that shopping was for the birds. It's not been fun.

Joy said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one! I feel like people just STARE at us at stores. Like we're loud, obnoxious and unruly. Okay, so we are... *ahem*

Cuz_I'm_The_Mom said...

After a particularly harrowing trip to Wally World, I waited in the check-out line with the beloved fruits of my womb. I stuck the pacifier into the screaming infant's mouth, rearranged the snot on my toddler's face with the lone Kleenex found at the bottom of my purse, pinched the preschooler on that special place right behind the bicep for poking holes in the candy wrappers, and told the 6YO to "PLEASE STOP BANGING THE NICE LADY'S ANKLES WITH OUR BASKET." This nice lady "tsked" at me in the check-out and actually said, "You girls today. SO many kids to deal with! I always thought that two children were perfect for just two hands. HOW ON EARTH do you do it? Are they AALLLLL yours?" She followed this nugget with the no-teeth smile (reserved for frizzy-haired mommas wearing Van Halen t-shirts who don't check their purses for extra Kleenex before leaving the house).
I took a deeeep thinking breath and reminded myself of my Christian upbringing. Yet...I still responded with, "Of course they are all mine. But if you like, you may have your pick of any of them to take home for your very own. Their shot records are out in the van. Which one interests you, Hon?"

Your post and blog are hilarious and I think (fear?) that we might be THAT family, too. I've threatened to "schedule personal conferences with our Lord and Savior" when my children acted up at Walmart many times. I might have worded it differently, though. I seem to remember telling them through clenched teeth that I didn't care if I risked imprisonment by beating them senseless in front of witnesses. (I still don't fear CPS or jail now that my kids are teenagers. Jail seems like a spa trip where you can sleep when you want and no one whines at you for gas money.)

Call CPS, kids! Mom's really burnt out!)