Things have definitely changed in my life after having kids, some things I expected and some I’m just learning my way through. Every once in a while I have to laugh about what is going on just to keep from crying. Lets just say between a teething toddler and and a headstrong preschooler, things can get quite crazy around here. I don't think my girls are much different than most kids their age however these experiences can definitely be challenging at times. So this is for the mama's out there who may be experiencing the same and may need to vent without sounding like you don't adore your children as much as I am sure you do.
Grocery store shenanigans the other day...
-Malachi, my three-year-old spotted those fun little shopping carts w/ the car in front to drive for two. Perfect I think, both can sit and play while I shop. Side note: I typically try to shop w/ one or no kids so I can focus but I figured it would be ok. At first things were cool and when I say at first I mean like the first 15 minutes or so until Micah was trying to use Malachi’s steering wheel instead of her own…let the whining began...
-Micah, my one-year-old, took off her socks and lost them in the store but kind people brought them back to me. She had no shoes on because she took those off in the car and tossed them around and I had already put them on her feet several times and finally just gave up.
-Malachi (let me also mention had no nap at school that day) then proceeded to beg and whine to get out of the car but there is no room for her in the cart with our groceries and she would be trying to touch everything if she was completely out of the cart...so the answer is NO. This didn't stop her from hanging partially out of the car the rest of the time. OH and FYI-This whining NEVER stopped until we left the store- really maybe not until bedtime (insert crying emoji) . The whining was however coupled with constant begging for chips, then candy, then an apple bar, then ice cream, and basically ANYTHING else she spotted along the way to which I repeated NO. This was after she had already whined for goldfish, which they both fought over and spilled everywhere (mainly Micah).
-By the time I made it to the check out line Malachi was crying loudly and Micah was grabbing and bending up magazines by the register and crying when I took them from her. The looks I got!! Some of sympathy and some because I am 100% positive I was driving people and workers as crazy as my kids were driving me. They probably couldn't wait for us to leave but of course I had to come back and return a magazine that Micah accidently "shoplifted" out of the store. I couldn't wait to get back home and put on a kid movie so I could breathe.
After this experience I was just done! I decided to text Wesley, my husband, lots of emoji faces and those funny #images on my phone that explained how I was feeling just to vent... I also said I am no longer taking them both to the store which I know I've said multiple times in the past...smh. When Wesley did get home Malachi who typically tattles on everything Micah has done for the day and usually leaves out what she has done- did mention to Daddy (on her own free will) that she was not listening in the store, was crying, and asking for candy which cracked me up.
Oh well this too shall pass and I really can’t stay annoyed at my two sweet and cuddly girls for long anyway. I’ve also had many many moms, whose children are now grown, tell me that one day I will look back and miss all these crazy days no matter how hard they may seem now.
My adorable little "shopping monsters!"