Thursday, October 23, 2008

A no melt down day

Maybe I shouldn't say that yet since the day isn't over, I'll just cross my fingers and hope for the best.
After Brian left for work this afternoon, I packed up the kids, my coupons, and my ever growing shopping list and headed for the grocery stores. Yes, that's right, I said stores. I hardly ever go grocery shopping with both boys by myself. I usually go "all my byself" (as Nathan says) after the boys are in bed and Brian is home from work. But today, we needed food and I just couldn't put it off until tonight. If Brandon doesn't have milk to drink, then no one is going to have a pleasant evening. So, off we went. Our first stop was Aldi's, a discount-no frills store that has great prices and pretty good produce. The boys charmed some candy out of a sweet lady. She totally fell in love with Nathan's blue eyes and Brandon's chunky cheeks. (Who doesn't?!) We finally made it out of there, no screaming, no fits, just some smiles. Thank goodness for sweet lady's with chocolate stashes in their purse's. I was starting to see the screams forming in Brandon's eyes. We get the car packed up, and headed over to Kroger's to finish out my list. I pull out a box of crackers from my huge bag and let Brandon munch on them while I played ISpy with Nathan as we looked for our groceries. To my surprise, we made it out of there pretty quick. Still no tears, no fits and no screaming! The reason why I normally don't go shopping with the boys is, Brandon screams at the top of his lungs if he doesn't get to eat everything he sees and Nathan gets cranky and impatient after 20 minutes and sometimes decides to just not listen. It is stressful and frustrating and usually someone ends up in tears. That someone is sometimes me! But today was a great day! No tears, no screams and no defiant children. That doesn't happen very often. Sigh!

Side note....
Mr. Vince Heichelbech, pay my friend for the pictures he took of you and your bride!


Ryan said...

Woohoo! Thanks!

I'll have to ask my mom if taking me shopping was ever traumatic. I don't remember wanting to eat everything, but I do remember wanting GI Joe toys a lot. That was when I was definitely older, like 8 or 9 though, so probably not too many screams then. At least, I hope not!

Mommy to Monkeys said...

I hope it helps you getting paid!
Nathan is the one who wants the toys...all of them if possible! But Brandon loves to eat, so everything he sees he thinks he should be able to have right then. And if he doesn't get it, he screams, loud ear peircing screams. It's a lot of fun, let me tell ya!