Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Store Adventures!

I've been in NM having fun with family and hanging out with a childhood friend who has 3 kids. She has been teaching me how to be more creative and I've been sewing, making jewelry, and other fun projects. We hit Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Jo Anne's about once a week. Our, what should be, 1/2 hour trip usually takes about 2 hours with our combined 5 kids. We went to Michael's last week and the kids were just kind of, wherever. I'm pretty sure they weren't breaking anything, though. Erica's 6 year old comes running up to me and says that Boston went potty in his pants (first time in underwear outside of the house, I should have known better- learning lesson for me!!!) So, I go off looking for him and see him walking around minus his pants and shoes. I get him, track down his pants and shoes (in two different spots) and off to the bathroom we go. There are moments where throwing away underwear is just more appropriate than trying to save them. Off to the car. I am gently holding his shorts, shoes and guiding him through the store naked except for a shirt. I put on a diaper (pants are too dirty) and go back in to get in the checkout line. I strap him in the cart, find my friend and as we are making our way to the checkout Boston points to the rows of fake trees and tells me "Mom, I hide in there and go potty" with a big smile on his face. "Oh, I thought you were supposed to go to the bathroom". Trees must be way more fun to go potty in. At the checkout, Capri decides she's hungry RIGHT NOW. She's crying as I'm trying to discreetly breast feed her, standing up and move my cart, which won't move. I push and push and look down and see my friend's 3 year old hiding under my cart as I'm trying to run her over with it. Luckily, she didn't get hurt or care that she did. The checkout lady was sooo nice and took everything out of the cart for me, scanned it and practically got my money out of my purse too. I swore I'd never go back. But we did, the next week.

So, next thing to teach Boston. Wait to undress when you get to the bathroom and not when you realize you need to go. As soon as he needs to go, he pulls his pants down (no matter where he is) and waddles to the bathroom with pants around his ankles. Not a big deal at home, but it is when you are in the store, parking lot, park, etc.

My first blanket. It makes a great practice project for beginners because you have to sew, what feels like, a hundred straight lines. It's call faux chenille.


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8 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Oh Jess! I can just picture that little adventure! :) Too funny about the trees! I am glad that the checkout lady was so nice - thank goodness! The blanket looks great! Nice work!

mm.gma.ar :) said...

So cool to catch up with you! Your 'bye cali' made me CRY!! Your baby is beautiful, and your "B" is so dang cute!! Can't wait for your road trip to go through No Ut! Give your mom a hug for me. Love ya'll. a.r. :)

kim.clapp said...

Great job on the blanket! And the potty training will get better!! XOXO

Jacki Rich said...

That is the reason I will NEVER think "My kids Will never do that!" If you have those kind of thoughts it will definitely happen to you. and that is one I don't want! :)
You are an amazingly patient mom. You are incredible. I love reading stories about Boston! We miss you like crazy!

Wendy said...

Still dying over the fabric you choose. SO cute! When are you coming back from vacation?

Tasha said...

LOL! I almost felt like I was there with you. Boston sure makes life interesting to say the least. I am so proud of him going potty - Kalli is too - tell him she is glad her future husband will be able to go potty on the toilet :)

Tasha said...

ps
you know I LOVE the blanket - get practiced up for me when i have my next little girl (it will be a while, don't worry you will have plenty of time!)

Wendy said...

I think I want to make this blanket. Am I crazy? I need a tutorial. Call me :)