Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on February 11, 2012

So my adventure this week was shopping with my 2 darling daughters. Mothers everywhere are snickering right now. Do I really need to go into details about attempting to browse with a toddler and preschooler in tow? Well, the first mistake was not taking the stroller. But I will blame that on their wonderful father, who claimed he would carry Baby girl….you’re all laughing at me right now aren’t you? Needless to say, I ended up with Diva and Baby girls and they went crazy! My 4 year old knows how to behave when we go out, but Baby girl’s antics makes Diva girl think that she should be able to get away with the same things. Who can blame her? Why should little sister get to run through the store like a crazy child while she has to stick with Mom and be on her best behaviour? That’s so unfair! So in order to compete with the giggling toddler who is giddy with freedom, Diva girl starts to dance to the music playing in Old Navy and tries to throw some break dancing into her routine. The only thing that stopped her from actually getting down on the floor and doing one of those spin things is the look on my face that said “You must be out of your mind, little girl!”

Apparently she is very familiar with that look now…practice really does make perfect!!!

After grabbing Baby girl, just steps away from the store exit for the 3rd time, I place her beside me and in my most stern voice, tell her not to move. Her response is to play ‘hide n seek’ around the clothing racks. Harmless enough right? Stop laughing!

While I’m indulging her while she hides and then jumps out from behind a dress rack, Diva girl starts spinning crazily which makes me stop to yell “Stop it, you’ll get dizzy!” With visions of concussions from sharp store fixtures floating through my head, I turn back to see Baby girl trying to sneak away from me. Now picture this if you will…

A child no more than 3 feet tall, crouched down and trying to tip-toe out of the store as she peeks over her shoulder to see if anyone (me) is watching. Really???? I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or yell as she makes a beeline for the exit once again. Did I mention that Daddy is still shopping? Sigh…

Lesson learned….shopping is not a team sport.


2 responses to “SHOPPING ADVENTURE

  1. Ariane says:

    This story is awesome! I laughed so hard when you first told me about it. I’m glad you blogged it. 🙂 It’s just as funny the second time around… I can just picture Baby Girl tip-toeing out of Old Navy trying not to get caught! Priceless.

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