Friday, October 23, 2009

What an exhausting day today!!! I got up, worked out while I watched the Today show. The kids slept late so I had time to get my coupons ready and get my stuff together. The kids woke up around ten (TEN! Holy cow!). I got everyone fed, dressed and into the car. No big deal so far, right? We made it to Walmart and did lots of shopping. This was no small feat either. Easton was in the front of the cart, Audrey was in the bottom taking up the entire thing with her carseat. This meant I had to put things in my reusable shopping bags and put them under the cart, hang them on my arms, hang them onto the sides of the was probably really funny looking.

Then all of a sudden Easton had the mother of all meltdowns right in the checkout line. Oh. My. Goodness!!! Kicking and screaming and standing up in the seat of the cart. The checker was ringing up my stuff already otherwise I would have just left the cart with all the stuff and hightailed it out of there. It was that bad. But she was already ringing up my stuff so I decided to try to pay for my stuff and leave. Easton kept screaming and trying to get out of the cart and I was scared to death he was going to fall out of the cart and split his head open right in front of everybody. I tried talking to him, spanking his little butt, threatening him and then finally ignoring him. NOTHING helped. (Yes, Mom and Dad, I am finally getting my payback for all those fits I threw and yes, they really are a *&^$!)

The cashier called someone over to help me out with my stuff because there was no way I could manage to get all that stuff AND a screaming kid out to my car by myself. Thankfully the lady who came over to help me was nice. She was a mom herself so she knew what I was going through. Once we got out to the car, I put Easton in the car (not even in his car seat yet) so he could chill out and shut the door while I loaded the stuff into the trunk. By the time I was done, he had calmed down completely and suddenly my sweet, sunny funny boy was back like nothing had ever happened. Little stinker!!!

Then I went to change his diaper. Worst possible dirty diaper. Of course! No big deal. I can handle this. I changed the dirty diaper, got him buckled into his seat. By tthen, Audrey was screaming and I knew it was time for a bottle. I went to make her a bottle bottled water in the diaper bag!! What the heck?! OK. No big deal. I unbuckled E from his car seat, locked Audrey into the car. (I was in the closest parking place and could see Audrey from where I was going.) and Easton and I walked up to the vending machine to buy a bottle of water. We got the water, buckled E back into his seat, made the bottle and realized Audrey was crying because she had a dirty diaper. I got her ready, reached for a wipe. NO MORE WIPES!!! AARRGGHH!!! I rummaged around in the console and found some napkins. She wasn't coming clean with just the cheap napkins so I had to wet them with the water I had just bought. WOWEE!!! Can you even imagine the shock on that poor girls' bottom! lol I finished with the diaper change with Audrey screaming her little head off. I calmed her down, gave her the bottle and we all just chilled out while she finished. WHEW!

Then Easton decided we all needed lunch. By then it was 3:30 and we’d been shopping at Walmart for THREE hours! We got Easton “unch” at Sonic and then we went to the grocery store for a couple of items that were on sale there cheaper than Walmart. On the way to Martin’s, Easton requested a song. He said “Brick House, mama. Brick House”. I had to laugh. OK, little man. 70’s funk it is. He loves that song and Lowrider. I didn’t realize how intently he was listening to the words until he said “36”. (The part where the guy says 36, 24, 36.) And Easton kept saying Brick House. Brick House. Oh my goodness, it was just the comedy relief I needed. Here ya go. One of Easton's favorite songs right now:

We had an uneventful trip to Martin’s except for the part where it was pouring down rain when we came out of the store. Luckily, Jason called and was close by so he came to help me get the groceries and the kids into the car in the pouring rain. I rewarded myself (and Jason) for our hard work by buying us some coffee. We came home, got the kids in bed, had grilled cheese, tomato soup and beer for dinner vegged on the couch for the rest of the night. What a day!!!<


mandy said...

It's horrible when they have meltdowns like those. I feel like if I spank them then people look at you like you abuse your child or something and then if you don't do anything they want you to shut them up. I try to grocery shop by myself most of the time. Sometimes I do take one because mine have discovered that walmart is a magical place with everything--meaning toys;)That's my weekly'me' time usually. Walmart is my sanctuary:)

Katy said...

I hope you play those babies some Jackson 5!

Jen said...

Amy...I am crying and laughing at the same time. Really. (I am sooooo emotional today) but this post was my #1, hands-down, all-time Crafty Lil' Devil favorite! I can relate to the whole thing...and I was feeling sooooo bad for you and tearing up..until you said E said "36" and then I practically spit on my computer screen CRACKING UP and now I have tears running down my cheeks! ha ha ha h
I really don't think it's fair that we have to live so far from each other. I should be involved in days like that WITH you!!
That's what best friends do, right? I guess in our case, we just have to read about them on each other's blogs!
Man..I've never missed you (and our real-life friendship) so much!

Can I just say THANK GOD for giving us amazing husbands--which is the only possible replacement for having each other!
Give J. a hug for me for taking such good care of you!
Love ya'll!
Ps. I just listened to that whole song...tell E. he has GREAT taste in music! I actually have that as a ringtone on my phone!

Amy said...

Mandy, I know what you mean about people looking at you. Like they're saying "Hey...why can't you make your kid mind?!" And even when I spanked Easton he just threw that much bigger of a fit and people looked at me weird for that too. It's a lose/lose situation.

Katy, yes I do! Especially from the Daycare Dance Party cd. I'm making copies of that and giving it to my nieces and nephews for Christmas. (along with other things) THANKS!!

Jen, I KNOW!!! How unfair that I live so far away from so many of my good friends!!! Thank goodness we have the internet!!! I don't know what I'd do without you!
As far as the music goes, E has a widely varying taste in music. Country, Funk, Classic Rock, Christian Pop, just a little of everything.