Tonight I am thankful that I got to shop at the grocery store with only one child. There is a huge difference between shopping with three children and shopping with one child. My afternoon had been a little crazy with two active little boys who just weren't getting along. I needed a break and we really needed some things from the store, but I wasn't about to take the boys with me.
The older boys did everything they could this afternoon to irritate each other. Mostly our three year old enjoys irritating our five year old, who then retaliates and then we have a wrestling match. They were like this all afternoon until they saw a dead bird outside the picture window and turned into little zoologists. They couldn't wait to go outside and see this bird. I was thrilled to send them outside, but told them not to touch the bird. I hope they listened. Oh well, Daddy gave them baths tonight so they're clean now.
Anyway, when the hubby came home around 5:30 I took our youngest and went to the store by myself. It's so much better this way. I can actually concentrate on what I am doing and it's so much easier to use coupons (I use a lot of coupons). The baby enjoyed seeing everything for most of the shopping trip so it was actually kind of enjoyable. When I have all three boys with me or even two it's usually stressful. Tonight the baby did great until we got to the checkout and had to wait in line forever. He was desperately trying to climb out of his special baby seat cover until I broke open the new package of oreos. Two oreo cookies later we were done and on our way home.
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