Friday, May 23, 2008

another crazy trip

NO this is not an advertisement for Walmart. I needed to blog about my trip to walmart the other day. NOt to complain but to laugh at the whole thing.Its a little long but it will make you feel good about your shopping trips I am sure. Arrival to the store:Eliza is still asleep in her car seat(that in it self is a huge feat because she never sleeps in her car seat) So I am thinking oh this might be good. I finally remember to bring in my purchases that I wanted to return(for weeks I had forgotten) Of course the Walmart greeters want to stamp the items so as I wait for this lady to stop talking nonsense to someone else she finally stamps my items but in the meantime Matthew has decided to run off to the eye department. I wanted to scream to her hurry up with those stamps cause my kid has taken off and I can't see him anymore. Instead she continues to get distracted by this lady who keeps talking to her. Finally items are stamped and Matthew is in tow again. We head to the costumer service department. No big problems with this lady she even laughs at the fact that someone had colored a picture in the shoe box of shoes that I was taking back. But I turn around to make sure the kids were still at the computers and wala!!!! Matthew is gone. I run out to see if I can see him. I run back to get my money for the service lady. And as I do that I remember Matthew asking if he could go to the arcade room. Mind you the arcade room is all the way on the other end of the store. I take off running and like magic there he is again. Hiding behind one of the games because he knows he is in trouble. I grabbed him, very firmly, yelled at him, and then paddled his behind. I am not one to do that, especially in public but I felt it was quite warranted. So all composed again and kids in tow we begin our shopping. Matthew says"I need to pee" okay lets go to the bathroom. A couple stops us and asks us what isle we got the baby on because they might want to purchase one too. Very sweet couple but now I am distracted. They leave okay back to shopping. What was I looking for. Matthew-"I gotta pee" Okay lets go to the bathroom. Eliza is screaming bloody murder now(all because she can't sleep in her bed) So much for thinking she was going to stay asleep. Matthew- "I gotta pee" Okay lets take you to the bathroom. I decide it best to put the baby in the wrap on me so she will stop crying. Okay what was I looking for. Matthew- whining now because he has to go so bad "I gotta pee!!!!" I grab the cart and run towards the bathroom with Emma running after us and Eliza bouncing around on me screaming her head off. We get to the bathrooms and I pick him out of the cart, because after all he can't be trusted to walk beside me anymore, and I realize he had peed a little bit (so I thought) I run him to the bathroom and when I turn around to see where Emma is at I realize that we had dragged pee all the way down the hall down to the bathroom. At this point I lost it. Yelled at Matthew(even though it was my fault he peed in his pants) came back to the cart and realized he had peed all over the milk on the bottom of the cart. That was it!!!!!! WE were out of there. We go to pay for our stuff and Eliza is now screaming because she is hungry and tired(bad combination for a baby who loves her bed) I pay for my stuff but not before the sales gal was slow as molasses because she can't talk and scan my items at the same time. She was talking to another employee about some lady who lost her son and grandson. I wanted to scream can't you hear my baby screaming her head off you need to pick it up a bit!! But I kept my composure- who knows why. Finally out of the store. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get everyone in the car and sit down and have to take a big cleansing breath. We don't have any food but at least we are out of the store with mister pee pants and cry baby all in tact and my hair still attached. Now go ahead and get a good big laugh out of us. I am!!!!

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh Dana. All over the milk? I'm glad you can find the humor because...wow, I feel frazzled just reading about it!

Sydney said...

I laughed my head off!! Because I can relate!! - I know I know I know... But this too will pass. I love you and hang in there. Mom

Leighanna said...

LOL!!!! Oh goodness Dana. You know, we really want another one... but after reading your story I realize how content I am with just having one for now!! :o) We love you! I don't know how you do it, but you are a rockstar.

Carla said...

I have had the exact same situation! Well, not all over my milk or down the hall thankfully, just a nice big puddle in the checkout line. It too was my fault, but to my credit, she's usually a lot more persistant before she lets go, and we had gotten our food at least. I just mopped up with a wipe, changed her in the bathroom into Everett's pants (thankfully they fit sufficiently) ignored all of the gawking ladies trying to get past us to the sinks and scowled at the old ladies cooing all over my baby and TOUCHING HIM while i'm trying to deal with miss pee pants!!-the poor girl. haha, ah yes, i have been there! Walmart always makes for a fun day doesn't it?