Monday, June 8, 2009

today's outing...

I am certain that today might possibly be the last day that Target will allow me to shop in their store....
5 pm naps are over, Peter's belly is full of the good stuff. Clean bums... Good to go!
Today is the last day to drop off my Pre/Post-Natal Vitamin script to get my $10 gift card...really it is only a $3 benefit, because the script costs $7 but free vitamins... whatever, you know still a deal blah blah blah.
My $10 gift card is going toward the new bag I NEED... my purse finally had enough and broke. The line is like four-e-v-e-r to drop off the script. Lucy wet her pants.
awesome.
Luckily I had the "piddle pad" in the double stroller- mistake #4. (previous mistakes not numbered but I am sure this wasn't the 1st)
My double stroller in Target works out really well, Lucy knows how to escape, but she listens to me and obeys so I deal.
35 min until the script is ready.... that is an eternity at now 6pm. We walk around a little, Lucy grabs 3 different kinds of chips begging for "foo foo fooo" (food). She then discovers the microwave bags of popcorn and remembers we ALWAYS get popcorn and a drink right away at Target. The next 4 minutes..."poppy, poppy"-(popcorn) I make my way up to the snack bar and get our poppy and my D.C.
We make our way back to the women's clothing where I come across a cute blue skirt on sale, that I must have! Onto the kids section.... this next scene was a whirlwind
the guys monitoring the security cameras must have enjoyed this one! Lucy escapes the stroller, I am following her and then realize I am hearing a recognizable sound that I have been experiencing a lot in the last 2 weeks.... She unleashes Niagara Falls on the carpet in the children's clothing section.
HOLY COW
btw.... Peter is crying so I am holding him at this point.
I quickly put Peter back in the stroller and lift up Lucy... trying not to make much of a scene, thankfully hardly anyone was around, I put Peter in his side of the stroller, set the popcorn down next to him, lift up Lulu and knock the popcorn all over Peter, the stroller begins to tip backwards. I catch it. Lucy now is freaking out because Peter is covered in popcorn, but smiling now! I set Lulu back in the stroller, buckle her in and proceed to the pharmacy where I politely stopped and told a worker that I spilled some popcorn and that area might need some attention....and some 409!
Got my vitamins, my gift card and checked out! (target made an additional $35)
Not sure what went unpaid for but surely there was something...
cheese crisps for dinner and left over rice, bedtime and another probably disappointing episode of Bachelorette.
I hope Ben enjoys his 4 day recurrent training/vacation...I'll be here cleaning up urine and on the phone on hold all day with the bank whose incompetence will send me to a therapist all because someone now has my account #.
fantastic.
Maybe Lucy will call them for me...?






4 comments:

Candi said...

I know it's hard to believe now but someday you will laugh. I'm sorry you had to go through that. Did I mention how much I hate potty training?

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

Wow. Really I can totally relate to this and it makes me all flustered just THINKING about it! I recently had a day similar to this that finally drew the last straw with me when the manager at Applebees pulled out Jackson's binkie to see if he would smile at her. I thought I was going to strangle her neck after the day I had been having! I'm sure Target will let you back...they'd be broke if moms like us didn't shop there...that place is a necessity almost as much as the grocery store!

Katie said...

ohhhh potty training! It is so consuming. Its all you can think about and deal with while your doing it. Your brave to potty train with a little baby!

Mark and Kristi said...

Thanks for the good laugh! I am sure Peter was loving all the popcorn! I guess the escaping is something I have to look forward to in a few months. Hope all is well!