Worse Shopping Trip EVER!
Disclaimer: I know that this story is not all that bad and that there are a millions worse things that could happen (and probaby will). But, it is the worse shopping trip thus far during Will’s lifetime so it warranted a blog post.
I really needed to go grocery shopping. I hadn’t been in a while so we were practically out of food and since I’m starting weight watchers points this week I needed to buy some health food. (Side Note: It’s not nearly as fun to grocery shop when you’re buying things like whole wheat english muffins instead of pop-tarts!)
Here is what we do NORMALLY on a grocery shopping trip:
- Bill goes with us.
- We put Will’s carrier in the shopping cart
- We don’t have a very long list
Today, I decided to do something totally new and different. I set out about 3:30 for Wal-Mart right after Will ate so it was his “awake” time. I had a pretty long list – so long that if Will’s carrier was in the shopping cart then I wouldn’t have room for all the groceries. So, I loaded Will into our baby bjorn baby carrier. It’s the kind that you wear on the front of you with the baby either facing you or facing out. Will is now big enought to face out so that is how we started our shopping trip.
The first hour went by fabulously! We were talking about all the groceries we were looking at and how yummy they would be to eat. Then it got to an hour and 15 minutes and Will was NOT HAPPY. He started this high pitched whimpering and then an all out WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
I decided that he was probably sleepy so I turned him around to face me. When he is facing me he can rest his read against me and pretty much pass out if he wanted to. This worked for about 5 minutes – until I got to the produce section. The produce section requires a bit a bending, stretching and moving and Will did not like that. He tells me this by screaming again at high volumes. At this point people are staring at me – mostly, “oh, that poor girl.”
His screaming continues as we check out – thank goodness there was a cashier open with no one waiting. I had to buy a Mtn. Dew to drink at the check out to calm my nerves! His screaming continued until I got him buckled into his car seat and we started out of the parking lot. Then he slept peacefully for hour and a half!
Poor kid, grocery shopping had pooped him out! Lesson learned – don’t wait until you have a huge list of groceries to buy!