Thursday, October 02, 2008

Heading Out...

I had a major accomplishment the other night…I took the three kids to the grocery store…by myself. I was nervous, but John had poker and we were quickly running out of diapers and wipes, so I had to go.

I loaded the kids up and headed out. When we got there, they wanted to go in the TV carts (the kids sit in a car and get to watch shows such as Dora and Barney). Luckily for me there were two sections up top…one where I could put the carrier with Ryan, and another for a small amount of groceries. Thankfully I wasn’t planning on buying much!

We slowly made our way around the store. The kids were fantastic and Ryan slept the whole time. The only issue we ran into was at the end Joshie said he had to go potty and the check-out lines were so long…so I pulled the cart over to the side and told them we would go potty and then check out. Kylie was so cute when she very seriously looked at me and asked “what if someone steals our baby?” I of course informed her that Ryan would be accompanying us to the bathroom :)

The whole trip took us about two hours, but I can honestly say it was fun. We have put Josh in a booster car seat, so getting in and out of the car is pretty easy and everyone was in a good mood. Ryan saved his screaming for once I got him in the car and for the whole ride home :)

10 comments:

Sherry said...

Wow that was a major accomplishment but your children are well behaved and know when to help, when to behave etc. A sure sign of great parenting!!!!
Haha so cute about your daughter worrying someone would steal the baby!!!! See she cares tons huh?
Glad Ryan waited til you got in the car to scream. Was it far to your house???

Anonymous said...

That's an accomplishment taking all the kids out! I'm glad it was a good experience. :)

Rachel said...

Glad it went so well!! I still dread taking mine to the grocery store with me, lol.

Oh the screaming car rides. Man, those are just so much fun!

Daddy Dan said...

You're brave, Debbie! =)

Amy W said...

Way brave, and what grocery store HAS TVS IN THE CARTS!!!????

Christy said...

You are one brave lady! I have a hard enough time taking one out some days. Oh and yeah for the booster seat! We are still a few pounds shy of switching lilly and I can hardly wait. Live will be so much easier.

squishytushy said...

Hang on a sec... WTF is with TV in the grocery cart??? Please, oh please take a picture of it for me!!!

And Ryan?? GORGEOUS!!! (Though less than surprising!)

Julie said...

I just heard about those grocery store carts with tvs in them - Safeway around us is going to begin testing them. Sounds like a fabulous idea! If the tv would keep Emily from grabbing everything it would make a trip so much nicer.

Kelly said...

GOD Bless you!!! I don't know if I could have done it!

Mrs. CPA said...

TV or no TV I wouldn't attempt 3 kids at the store. Those carts should also come with duct tape to keep them in there!