Saturday, December 8, 2007

FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!!

Last Saturday I took all of the children shopping and it will NEVER happen again! I wouldn't have done it, but it was necessary because all of them needed new Sunday shoes and clothes, and you can't buy shoes without trying them on. Whoever is in the kids' Sunday shoe making business is filthy rich , because have you noticed that new ones get tight much faster than tennis shoes or any other kind of shoe? I feel like every Sunday we are cramming the kids' feet into their shoes while they complain that they don't fit anymore. Then I reply, "We just got these so you have to wear them one more week". We then forget they are too tight until the following Sunday when we shove them on yet again! Finally, I went to buy some new ones, and in the future I will take each child individually, because the adventure was more than I could handle! It took forever for everyone to A) find shoes they liked, and B) find the right fit. We then took even longer picking out Sunday clothes, and a lady that worked there had to tell Blake and James to "Settle down!" because they were wrestling in the aisle. We finally made it up to pay, and after the cashier began ringing up our purchases, I realize that Blake no longer has the shirt and tie I mistakenly let him carry. So, we leave our stuff and retrace our steps around the entire store to hunt down the missing items. We then go BACK to the register. Yeah! we can get out of here now, right? WRONG! Marinne chose her own Sunday shoes and placed two different sizes in the box! Are you kidding? We leave the register AGAIN and go back to the shoes to search through the boxes for the right size, which is, of course, no where to be found. We end up getting a matching pair of the next size up, (they get tight again all to quickly anyway, right?) and finally pay the cashier (third time's a charm), who no doubt thinks we are the craziest bunch he's ever seen!

7 comments:

Ron Michael Family said...

Sounds like an adventure. But remember before you know it they are grown and out of your home!

Shums said...

i once did all my shopping and got to the register and realized i didn't have my wallet. i was too embarrassed to go back in once i left, so i just went to a different store. you're way braver than me.

kriston said...

Em- It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has experiences like that...

Sally said...

This kind of thing happens to me all the time. I hate it. I want to be the cutest mama of three kids, and always look nice, and have them look nice, and be very organized, but this is not in the cards. I look harried, they look homeless, and I always have to nurse somewhere in the middle of the store w/o a blanket, because I of course I forgot one. At least I have nice looking breasts. :) No more kids for us, huh! Three is enough!

Dick&Erica said...

I'm just too afraid to go anywhere, and I only have two kids.

Ella's birthday is May 21.
Ruby is September 22.

The ornament recipe is super easy. It's one cup of cinnamon (get it at the dollar store) and 3/4 cup of applesauce, but you can add more if the dough needs it. Just mix it up until it's a firm dough and roll it out (I did it on wax paper). Use cookie cutters and place them on a rack to dry for a few days. Make any holes or designs in them before they dry.

vinyl dreams said...

Wow! Good times. Sounds like my life with 2 kids. I try to avoid taking kids to the store as much as possible!

Hallows said...

Emalee,
THis is just about an everyday adventure for our family of 4. Maybe, just maybe you can look back at this day and laugh..but for now, crying is okay :)