Reason 1—I don’t need a reason. Taking kids to the store is reason enough. EVERY mother understands this. It’s a universal law.
Since I pretty much covered my bases with reason #1, I’ll just throw out reason #2 just for fun.
Yep, for fun.
A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, he had to go to the store. He decided to take our two older girls shopping with him.
“DA DA DUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.”
*ominous music here*
Still in his dress shirt and pants from work, my husband walked down the frozen food section where he saw his reflection against the glass...
Nope, this is not him. My husband doesn’t wear a dreamy grin on his face like he’s walking through a field of brownies when shopping with kids. Nope. It’s more like this:
Seeing that his dress shirt was slightly untucked, he proceeded to tuck it in.
Ah, here it is! This is the one.
And this was his pose. Just like this. My man was working the frozen food aisle! RAWR, RAWR!
This daughter was born loud, louder than Gilbert Godfrey going through puberty. She uses her voice as a weapon. No, really, she does. She can hit notes as high as Mariah Carey and screeches to get a reaction. Even adults have to cover their ears. To give you an idea, she still to this day doesn’t know how to whisper. She can’t.
So, as my husband was tucking his shirt in, my 7 year old daughter was standing behind him. There, in the crowded market place, chock full of shoppers in the frozen food aisle, my daughter’s booming voices rips across the aisle, “EWWWWW! GROSS!!! DAD JUST SCRATCHED HIS BUTT RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE!”
Our 9 year old daughter turned redder than her father. Mortified she cried, “Bisquick! Shhhhh! Everyone can hear you!”
“BUT HE DID!” she cried, “I SAW IT! HIS HAND WENT UNDER HIS PANTS AND EVERYTHING!!!!”
Oh, the tales I could tell about this family. A day in our life is full of embarrassing, laughable moments just like this. And we got to share it with a crowed market full of strangers.
And that’s why I wait till Saturday to shop, so I can leave them home with their dad.