Friday, March 26, 2010

A Beautiful Couple, Target & Popcorn.

I was just walking down memory lane, and laughing at some old times. So I thought I'd do a re-post today, you know, just for fun. This is from over a year ago, when I had just started venturing out with all the kiddos. Oh, the memories :).

A Beautiful Couple, Target & Popcorn.

Well, it all started when the alarm didn't go off this morning.

Or did I hit snooze? Either way, we're late.

Oh preschool, are we ever on time? Are we ever completely prepared? Sometimes we are, most times we're not...or I'm not...or, whatever. I ended up getting Ella to the door and realized we were missing a game that she had brought home that was ready to be passed on to the next kiddo. So the 4 younger girls and I are on our way back home to pick up the game that I shamefully forgot.

Because that's the most convenient thing for me to do.....It's not like I have 2 babies to feed.....and two 2 yr olds that are now crying because they thought we were going straight to a playground.....It's exactly what I had planned.....and that next kid is going to need counseling if he doesn't get this game to take home today. Ahhhhhhh!

Alright, enough complaining.

We get home, get the game, and return it. Preschool is back in order. And where do we go?? Obviously, Target.

I get them all out in the rain, and hauled them into the store. Just when I thought I had completely lost my mind for taking all 4 of them in, I saw it...the reason I had gone there in the first place...Starbucks. I started doing my "happy dance" for the girls. They thought it was hilarious. The employees on the other hand? I think they thought I had lost my mind for good.

Thats ok though, I am for some reason, completely fine with the "she has gone a little crazy" label. I will wear it like a crown.

I buy the largest Latte they will sell me. Why doesn't it come in "super size" or "mega size"? I decide to appease the girls with some popcorn - at 10am. Nothing like a bag full of "Blast 'O Butter" popcorn this early in the morning. I head to the back of the store to rummage through the 75% off Valentines Day stuff...I love 75% off sales. I will run, tackle, and fight for a good 75% off sale. There are deals to be had my friends, and I am a woman on a mission.

And did you think we were going to get out of the store without spilling a whole bag of popcorn all over the floor?? Clean up in the infant clothing section, please. Tell me, what does a mom that has 4 children 2 and under with her in Target do with the popcorn on the floor? I can't walk away, there is a fellow shopper standing right there watching the whole show. I can't pretend that it didn't happen.

You know what I did? I picked it up, and looked for a trash can...but no such luck.

So I ate it.

Right off the floor.

And that concluded my preschool morning. I figured eating popcorn off the floor was a good sign that I had reached my limit and it was time to check out and go home. So with one baby screaming, I paid for my items, and loaded the bags on the stroller.

The check out lady actually said to the customer in front of me, "this lady has 2 sets of twins, and another one in preschool!" The Target employees know me now. "It looks overwhelming, but she has it under control."

Oh if you only knew lady, if you only knew.


Membership Required said...

I laughed as hard as I did the first time I read this about eating the popcorn off the floor.

We went to target yesterday after we dropped Campbell off at preschool. I had prepped Travis to ask nana for popcorn (yes, I did teach him to ask her for something...bad mommy.) So pretty much the whole unbuckle and getting into stroller, into the store was filled with "may I have pa-pop corn nana pease" So of course she says yes, yes, yes. I am excited even if I cant eat it...just to have it near me to smell it. Oh the pleasure. We get up to counter and I notice no popcorn popped. Thought that was odd but heck we get the first bag and we'll get to watch it treat. So I'm cool with it. Than we order. On popcorn please. Target girl replies. "We're out of popcorn." Maybe she didnt hear me. One popcorn please. I than hear "sorry but we are out of popcorn?" Thinking "what?" also thinking Travis will lose it at the fact that we will not be getting popcorn. I lean that's going to change the fact they have no popcorn and ask. Are you sure you are out of popcorn...looking around like I know where they might stash it back there. The target girl firmly but with a smile says. "Sorry we are OUT of popcorn." I smile and back away. Positive note Travis didnt cry but did leave that store with a hotwheel to replace the guilt I had for teaching him to ask before we knew.

H-Mama said...

What a story!! You made me giggle. Those first outings with little ones are quite taxing... physically and mentally. ;)

Jeremy and Jeni said...

Has it really been a year since that post?? You totally have in under control ... just like the rest of us :)!

peapodsquadmom said...

i know you will be as delighted as i was to learn that starbucks is introducing a 32-ounce (calling it "trenta") size. for those of us who have it "under control." ;-)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I am amazed that you get out with all four of them -- just AMAZED! You are supermom :)

Delena said...

LOL. I love it. I can see it all.

Jessica said...

I love everything about this!!

Sarah said...

I think "having it under control" with many small children is defined by the fact that you actually got out of the house and got back home safely.
And popcorn is a vegetable, right? So, you are an extraordinary mommy getting veggies in that early!!
Just like goldfish are a perfectly acceptable breakfast food in our house...

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Great story ...

We have a drive-thru coffee shop here in WA that not only stays open 24/7 ... but they sell 42oz lattes and mochas. Sure do. My 24 y.o. son bought one when he got back from a year in Iraq. Guess he had missed his caffeine.

:) :) :)