Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Memories: Not Just a Regular Trip to the Grocery Store...

If you are a mother, you have experienced the grocery store at it's very worst. It becomes the place that sucks all your money away and leaves you feeling scolded and over taken. The eyes of shoppers are upon you, as your kids slowly self destruct; and what was suppose to be a quick trip turns into the longest hour of your life. 

While today's trip was not THAT terrible, we were lucky enough to have an explosion. LITERALLY. Jesse got a hold of the whipping cream. The whipping cream- Which in itself is a story: a sad, but true tale about how I ate all of Tyler's pie. I tend to do that. Anyways, I was buying whipping cream in a spray can. Jesse stole it (the thief) and chucked it on the ground. It must have hit the can just right or wrong depending on which way you look at life. The can came to life, attacking everyone and everything in it's path. Emree, Jesse, the man behind us, and I were all targeted. The floor, my cart, the aisle. Anything close was saturated in cream. Lucky enough for me there was no running away from this mess (we couldn't run or we would slip all over and the evidence was all too obvious).

Now, it could have been worse. I am well aware. It could have been the time that Jesse pulled down four glass jars of baby food or the time Emree threw-up in the store. Yes, it could have been worse.

 What adventures have you had at the grocery store? Please share!

9 comments:

Tiffany Fackrell said...

oh yikes. I can't remember if we've had any disasters yet. but i am the one that has the screaming child, that EVERYBODY can hear!

Ty said...

I can totally picture the entire thing! Holy Cow! I'm trying to think of something crazy that has happened to me with the kids. hmmm.... When I was pregnant with Zoe we went to Wal-mart to "walk around" and maybe shop a little bit. I let out a loud sneeze and full on peed my pants. Ty and I laughed so hard. Now I have learned to cross my legs when I cough or sneeze. Ugh!

Kacey Nielsen said...

The mental picture is priceless... sure wish there was a real picture :)

One time Rhode came toddling up to the check stand with two large bottles of wine. Right as I went to grab them, he dropped both of them. Thankfully they didn't break but I really think the whole store held their breath as they dropped.

Don't you love it when old ladies in the store stop you and say, "Enjoy it, they will grow up before you know it!"

Thank goodness.

Cassidy said...

hahahaaa. sorry, but thats funny. One time Carter took off running while I was in the middle of checking out. Oh man. I haven't had explosions, but I myself have been close to exploding with frustration sooo many times.

Susan said...

Apparently I have repressed all memories of grocery store trips, because I can't even remember taking them!

Kelsey said...

I don't have kids. However, a previous roommate of mine use to train dogs for the blind. She asked me to come pick up one of the dogs from her work because he was acting funny. I picked up the dog and ran into Target because I just needed to grab something really quick. I all the sudden felt dragging on the leash and looked back at him. He had his ears back and was trying not to use the bathroom. He was a rather large lab and I tried to pick him up and run back out...but it was too late. Yes, he was pooping with me holding half of him up and running through Target. He felt so bad and was whimpering. He was sick. But when I went back into the store, after I took the dog to the car. Some guy working there was already cleaning it up. I offered to clean it up myself but he said he lived on a farm and it didn't bother him. I kept walking and found some more poo down the next isle. I picked it up with the only thing I had in my purse...a tiny receipt. Then I had to walk around with it in my hand until I found the garbage. So there were people who didn't see the incident but saw me walking around in poo in my hand.

Brenda Goodrich said...

When I had 4 small kids, I'd load them in one cart and the groceries in another because I Elliott liked to bomb the floor with eggs if he could reach them. Another time, Claire was throwing a major fit and standing up in the seat of the cart when a well-minded, annoying shopper told me that I'd better make her sit down or she might fall. I responded, "I hope she does! Maybe she'd shut up." I waited for days for CPS to call.

You're a good mommy, Danielle!

Ryan said...

hahaha, Danielle, you seriously crack me up! Your writing and description was hilarious. Sadly, I don't really have any great stories like that one...I like to wake up and be at the store while my family is all home fast asleep. Keep up your great posts!

Ryan said...

that was Heather Williams by the way:)