Monday, August 15, 2011

Baggett funnies

As you read this post, I will most likely be battling my way into the city or through a store with my trio, so wish me luck! I'll be armed with a list for the dreaded box stores Walmart and Superstore as well as a shoe store and garden store- wish me some more luck, say a prayer or 5, make that ten. Yes, I'm quite anxious about it. Did I mention that I hate shopping. I do, I really do. And I hate it even more with three tired kids. I tried to think of a way out of it, but then I'd have to ditch a child or two on a friend all day and I'd like to keep what friends I have here longer than that, so I'm dragging them along. I'm seriously thinking of bringing the DVD player with a movie as bribery if they are good. I've even tried to think of a way to bring it in the store and let them all watch from the cart, but they wouldn't fit. I've also entertained the idea of leaving them in the van to watch the movie, but my conscious wouldn't allow that, even if I do for super short runs into places here in town-- only they don't get a movie then, just strict orders not to move, unlock the doors or touch anything, or fight (yes, they could fight without moving or touching anything).

I'm hoping we won't drive each other over the edge in front of an entire store full of people and if you should see some poor mom with a hoard of kids and she's shopping while they are watching a dvd, do not think how sad that is that kids have to be entertained all the time, think of the poor kids being dragged through stores for a full day, driving in from another town and really just wanting to be outside, but not having the luxury to run into a store whenever to get all those little things like impossible to find school list items or lace up shoes that fit for that matter.

These are our comic relief moments.

And just look at what happens when a mom puts too many activities into a day, like too many stores and too many lists, or too much vacation fun!

OK, so they weren't actually sleeping here on the floor, I had them pose, but I thought they were so cute with their spots and the spots on the floor, they made me think of dinosaur eggs, don't know why, they just do. And I do hope, seriously hope, this is what these girls do on the long ride home, after a successful day of shopping with plenty of fabulous deals, special delights for us all, an unused dvd player and everything on my lists- found!


Nana said...

Ah, the joys of school shopping. What I wouldn't give to do that just one more time! When your my age you will look back at this as a great joy.

Kimberley said...

Good luck! I only have the one and I find it easier to leave him at home when I can.

Ian said...

I am going to enjoy the start of school too!

Angela said...

Hey- it wasn't so bad!

GMS said...

Hope you got everything you needed & then some. Glad to hear --"It wasn't so bad" at least.