Friday, December 4, 2009

Shopping With Boys

Is an awful experience and one I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Boys are not made to shop and when they do they are liable to drive their mothers mad! I took my boys out today to make a quick trip to K-Mart because their winter coats were on sale and I'm in dire need of a new one. (Since it's been...oh...9 years since I've bought one?!) What I thought would be a quick trip turned in to one of the worst shopping trips of my life. My nerves are still twitching! Seriously- they are. We had one rushed trip to the bathroom. One messy clean up from said bathroom trip. Five hunts for the run-away Noah. A couple wrestling matches in the middle of the aisle. A few fights. One or two meltdowns. Two stops to put shoes on (again!). And the whole time the baby screamed and let the whole store know he was not in the mood to be shopping! Yep, it's decided. I'm never,never,never,never,NEVER taking the boys shopping alone!!! So tell me you moms with all boys- am I the only one with shopping experiences like this or is it just me?!
(An out take from one of many shots we took trying to get a Christmas picture. Getting four boys to look at the camera at the same time is just about as hard as shopping with four boys. Yikes! Scary stuff!)

(You'd think I'd learn my lesson but I betcha I try this again soon...and I'll once again say the same thing- never again!)