Allow Me to Explain- Stream of Consciousness Sunday
After reading this week’s haiku and seeing that picture of my Aumies looking super cute while eating samples at Trader Joe’s, a friend approached me, “So, your kids are like angels, huh? You can take them ANYWHERE, can’t you?”
My first reaction:
HA! (The equivalent of spitting a mouth full of liquid upon shock)
And then, I was all:
Ooohhhh, friend, if you only knew how much I try to avoid going to the market with 4 children in tow, all of whom either want to ride in the cart leaving absolutely no space for food, or hang on to the sides leaving no room for other carts to go around us in the aisles and totally increasing the chances of knocking stuff off the shelves left and right. . It always feels like a lose-lose situation!
Oh, I gave them the prep talk before we went in about how we are going straight in and straight out do not BEG me to get this or that walk close to mama NO RUNNING or SHOUTING be helpful polite cooperative etcetera etcetera…
But once they saw those strawberry shortcake samples, all bets were off. They RAN towards the treats, they repeatedly SHOUTED, “Yum strawberry shortcake!” They BEGGED to buy all the stuff to make them.
As quickly and non
violentlychalantly as possible, I lined them up against a wall to get them out of the way, and told them to not leave that spot until they finished their sample. And somehow, no one in the store noticed my eyes bugged out, my shallow breaths, moisture seeping through my t-shirt from my armpits, me all stressed out trying to keep things under control. All they saw was a line of cute kids each a couple inches shorter than the next enjoying dessert.
After a few nudges from strangers, “Aren’t you going to take their picture? They’re so cute!” I did. And then, I had to make it through the rest of the shopping with 4 kids amped up on sugar…
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