Saturday, May 02, 2009

What was I thinking?

This morning J asked what was on the agenda for the day. After thinking about it I said I would like to go grocery shopping while the two little ones take a nap so that I don't have to leave the house on Monday. Peanut does better when we can be home consistently with the potty. I told him I would take the two older ones so that the house would be quiet for naps. I really don't know what I was thinking...you would think my 6 1/2 and 8 year olds would know how to behave in public! We were in the crowded stores and they are hitting and pushing each other and trying to play tag, then getting mad at each other for pushing too hard or whatever. Then it was the looking at each other that sent the other one into hysterics. J called making sure I got his precious animal crackers, I love you babe, to which I told him I wish I had the two little ones with me for they would be behaving better. You know what he did? He laughed! Maybe I should give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they just had extra energy because they had Iowa testing last week and had to take many tests?! By the second store I had threatened them with early bed time if they didn't straighten up. The last two stores went pretty good...note to self early bed time scares = behaving kids. HA!

5 comments:

sarahgrace said...

Don't you just love when that happens? Here you think you've got it all figured out... and everything is going to go nice and smooth, and then your kids don't cooperate... truly a day in the life of a mama.. no?

It's very hit and miss with my kids, and I never know when they are going to behave or be disastrous... sigh... I usually opt to go by myself if possible (doesn't happen very much...)

Kristin said...

Ahh...don't ya just love those crazy grocery shop moments!!! NOT! Glad u survived!:) Next time they could be complete "angels"!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Hahaha! Cute story.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Great post! Happy Monday!

Kat said...

It is funny how the older ones are sometimes worse than the little ones. Well, not funny. Annoying maybe. ;)