Ever go grocery shopping with a toddler & a newborn?
When I was younger, I hated school. When I joined the Navy, I hated my job, I hated where I was stationed EVERY TIME (then I transferred & you know what they say- your favorite duty station is always your last), and most of all, I hated running.
Well, I still hate school & I don't currently have a job to hate. & I still hate running even though I REALLY want to run a marathon (random).
None of those things compare to how much I DESPISE grocery shopping with Cody & Sawyer. Nine times out of ten, Cody is screaming in the giant car cart where navigating it is like steering a boat, Sawyer is crying because he's not in the mood to be worn or whatever. I'm trying to bribe Cody with food & promises of better things, shhsh Sawyer & get him to calm down, all while navigating the boat as quickly as possible down the aisles to grab what we need & get the hell out of dodge. We're knocking things over, stopping at random to look at the list & for me to open yet another string cheese or peel a clementine, & old people are looking at me like I'm THAT mom.
Today I made the list in order of where things are located at the grocery store. Not sure why I hadn't thought to do that before- but IT WORKED. Cody was only fussy maybe two times & Sawyer was racked out in the Jeep carrier. It was *almost* good. I won't call it blissful, but it was about the closest we'll get to a pleasant trip to the grocery store with the kids.
Sometimes, things just work. & today at King Sooper was one of those times.