Friday, May 29, 2009

Amusing Moments



What amusing moments have you had with your kids? We went to ShopRite a couple of days ago, and I decided (bright idea, Bev!) to let Lena ride in one of those huge car attachment thingies. Lena loves to go grocery shopping with me, and I love taking her, and Shana just has to come because she has no choice!

Miss Shana is now almost 8 months old, and she took her first assisted steps this week. By assisted, I mean that she was clinging for dear life onto a rolling push toy. She seemed a little frightened, but that could have been because her mommy was screaming, "you're WALKING Shana, you're WALKING!" Referring to myself in the third person makes this slightly less embarassing.

Anyway, I digress. Grocery store, right.

Lena was excited to ride in the car. She never gets to because, they are generally disgusting and grody looking, and also because I am a woman of habit. If I "always" do something, I continue to do it ad nauseum. Also, I have chronic hip pain, and I am very careful not to trigger it.

I decided to think outside the box for a change, and saw a relatively clean car for Lena to ride in. She was SO excited. I might add that I couldn't even get the cart out of the parking lot without running to the front side and tugging it from the front!

Anyone within 6 feet of us, gave us wide berth for passing. A couple of amused men said "whoa!"
Grandmotherly women said, "It is hard with young ones, hang in there!"

I must say, I wasn't feeling sorry for myself. I was laughing my way through the store. Lena was turning her steering wheel and saying "Beep, beep - excuse me!" Shana was chuckling everytime I crashed into something.

"Careful, Mommy!" shouted Lena as she braced herself for each crash. "Don't forget green grapes," she added.

I don't think I'll try this again. Lena missed out on her favorite part of shopping: helping me put food on the belt. I missed out on her help entertaining Shana. I might add that I couldn't even get out of the checkout lane. The store manager had to pull while I pushed. It was very amusing.

Any similar experiences to share? Or have you seen a mom like me?

7 comments:

Bluestocking said...

So is there any way you can pull the security footage from the store.

Tera said...

Oh, those things are horribly heavy and difficult to steer, aren't they?! I dislike them too, even though the girls beg to use them. I think we've only used it three times ever. :) I enjoy the challenges of motherhood though too...like pushing a big lug through the grocery store so your 2-year-old can pretend to drive.lol.

Neesie said...

I was laughing through this very hard!!! :-) I'm seeing it play out in my mind...Hahaha..I'm still smiling. :-)

Maxine said...

Hey, how come I didn't hear about this?!

Bethany said...

So funny! Thanks for posting your "experience".
Blessings!

Elise said...

Oh, how you made me laugh! I love Lena reminding you not to forget the grapes. :D

I have seen mamas like you, and I am a mama like you. So glad we're in this together!

I send love.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I enjoyed living your experiences with your sweet daughters through your eyes. It was so much fun. The girls are growing up just fine. I love seeing pictures of them. connie