Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Day So Far

There must be some sort of medal awarded to moms who take two children under five--one of whom is actively potty-training and is wearing underwear for only the second day in her entire life--to the grocery store to buy enough groceries to apparently feed a small nation (or at least enough groceries for a birthday party plus a weekend of meals with family guests, not to mention all the other food needed to feed a family of four for a week or so); choosing the double-length, unsteerable airplane cart at the request of their children, who then refuse to ride after five minutes anyway and instead prefer to "help" put things into the cart; bag the monumental amount of groceries while policing the two children who are inspecting the candy rack and the magazines and getting into all the other customers' way; pay the heart-stopping grocery bill while willing their pulses to slow down; clean up a potty accident while madly unpacking all the groceries once back at home; ask the children to please play in the backyard for 20 minutes so they can get the food put away and get lunch on the table; have the children then come back into the house after five minutes, whining and crying for lunch, while also tracking sand from the spilled outdoor sand table all over the linoleum.

Musn't there be?

Did I win it?

6 comments:

Mnmom said...

Well if there is I never got mine!! Seriously, unless you've been there people have absolutely no idea what a SAHM puts up with.

Elise said...

I think the award is a trip to the loony bin, because if you weren't crazy before all of that you will be afterwards!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Yes, you won.

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry you had such a trying visit to the store, BUT I loved this post. This is what it is really like to be a mother AND what you can't really understand until you have been through it. Pre-motherhood it doesn't really seem that bad--living it is another story. Keep your chin up.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Tiffany. I don't like to see or hear about anyone's suffering, but gosh darn it, it is so nice to see that I'm not alone! You have more support than you will, unfortunately, ever know.

Shan said...

Oh, don't worry, you all--I wasn't down about my morning at all. It was more just one of those chaotic SAHM moments when you just have to shake your head and laugh at the challenges of parenting two very young children!