Thursday, March 23, 2006

Grocery Shopping with 4 kids

Posted by JeanellePaige at 7:04 PM
Actually wasn't bad today! I was feeling like Mother Hubbard, so after I picked the older 2 up from school we went to the store. You should have seen us, it was a sight. Jillian in the cart seat, I am pushing her, Brielle walking behind me, Avery walking behind her, and Aidan walking behind her! We looked like a mother duck and her ducklings, lol! Everyone kept looking at us and smiling. The kids were signing songs, being good, not bugging for too much junk food... all in all a good trip to the grocery store! I went WITH a list, and of course still forgot something. UGG! I hate that! The last time I went shopping the cashier says, "Are they all yours?" No lady, I found that one in isle 2 and she just looked too cute not to grab. I mean JEESH!! Then she says, "I only have one and she drives me crazy! I would go NUTS with that many!" So what am I suppossed to say to that? Yes lady, I am nuts, so stop talking to me before I snap and start jumping up and down like a monkey and howling like a wolf? No, of course I don't say anything. I am bad at talking to people, I never know what to say. So I smile and nod, and continue listening to her telling me that I must be insane by now, or that I will be soon, and that I must have had my first when I was 15 because I look so young... blah blah blah.... When I told her I had my first when I was 20 she gave me a look like she didn't beieve me. She asked how old I was. "28", I say. "Wow, you look so young!" Yes lady, rub it in, I look like a baby-sitter, not a mom. I mean, it is bad enough I get the 3rd degree when I try to buy some beer, or go out to a bar with some friends, or get ID'd at an R rated movie. Yes, that has happened, ugg. I just don't know what to say to people when they say things like that. So, until I figure out some witty comeback that makes people stop and think, smile and nod is what I will do.

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Angela said...

ROFLOL!!! I just had to comment on your grocery store trip! I can totally identify! I'm 32 (but get mistaken for a teenager), I have 4 kids (who I love and adore and am BLESSED to have), and I had my first when I was 19. And just so you know, I'm not crazy or insane (I even have a teenager) and neither are you (well, as far as I know) hee hee!!!
Have a great day!

Sylvia said...

I read scrapbook-blogs just for inspiration and for fun - I'm looking for layouts, styles and new ideas. It's interesting reading how people live, and it's good for me to hear about other mothers with small children sometimes having similar problems to manage. Of course I love freebies (as your notebook-papers) - I would lie, saying I wouldn't. And, coming from Europe it's nice to get a little familiar with the way you all live in the U.S... Have a wonderful day and please don't stop doing what you do, it's great!!!

Miniviolet on 3/31/2006 9:30 AM said...

Jeanelle- I am laught so hard right now! I'm a smile and nod kind of person too :) Hats off to you taking all 4 to the grocery store. We just added our third to the family in the form of a newborn foster baby. I haven't braved taking all 3 grocery shopping yet! One quick run into a gift shop, an piling them all in for church has been it so far. Sadly I don't get carded anymore, but I can imagine it would be frustrating if it still happened on a regular basis!

Anonymous said...

Just had a look at the site it looks great. Freebies are beautiful hope to visit again soon for a spending spree LOL

Kathy Moore on 4/03/2006 9:18 AM said...

Okay, I am so glad I found your blog! Not only did you make my day when I saw me in your list of designers you love, but this post is great! I have twins and you wouldn't believe the stupid comments moms of twins get...I think the funniest I've heard was when one of our twin moms said someone said to her "oh, gosh, I don't know how you do it, I couldn't possibly handle twins" and she just wanted to say "Well, what would you suggest I do, sit one on the curb with a sign around her neck that says "I need a home, my Mom just couldn't do it""? Bet that would have shut her up, huh? Seriously, great post and I so feel your pain! A trip to WalMart without my two is like the best treat ever for me!


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