So, sometimes you get yourself and both kids dressed and take the oldest to school and then head to run some Easter errands with the little one. And sometimes the little one is just in a bad mood.
Walking the aisles of Target involves lots of “I want… I want… I want…” So, maybe you give your two year old a crazy looking truck-shovel to hold so that you can look in peace.
And this actually works for about two aisles until Handy Manny is spotted and desired greatly by said two year old. Lots of screaming of “Manny, Manny, I want Manny” then insues. So, quickly you push the cart to another part of the store reassuring your child that he has Manny at home and that he can see him when we get there. After a little more of the ‘can’t find exactly what’s on your list’ and a whole lot more of the”I wants” you decide that there is no way any Easter supplies are getting purchased here and decide it’s time to go.
So, you take the truck shovel out of the back of the cart where it was tossed and put it on the shelf (you would never put it on a random shelf just so you could get the heck out of the store 😉 ) which then leads to a screaming, trying to get out of the cart fit of “I want boat, I want boat, me. Boat me.” Uhm… apparently the shovel truck looked like a boat.
Finally, finally you make it out of Target where you think maybe a snack would help the situation so that shopping can be finished. After all, snacks usually improve your kid’s moods tremendously. So, off to get chicken minis and a lemonade for the ‘has to be starving’ kiddo.
After the little chicken mini is rejected and the sippy cup of lemonade gets tossed with a “Not lemonade, want lemonade!” You decide to forget it and drive the 20 minute trek home and pray there are still Easter supplies to be bought when your husband can watch your kids!
Oprah had a great show on Monday dealing with motherhood. It was done in a light hearted, but honest way and I really enjoyed it. I have my times of crazy motherhood each day- when it’s not all sunshine. You love your kids like crazy, but some days there is just more of this:
I am hoping that after a little of this:
Our day will turn around. 🙂