Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mommy's Little Helper...

One of my favorite things about the school year is having a couple of hours where I can run errands with only one child in tow. It just makes everything so much quicker and easier. I try to organize my day so that I am ready to go to the store, or the library, or video store (or all three) when I take the older two to school. Then Lila and I head off to do the marketing. She's usually pretty chill about it, even when I've rushed her out the door in pj's and bare feet.

This picture just cracks me up. I was desperately in need of cleaning supplies and so we ran to Walmart. This was a day of pj's and no shoes, so I made her sit in the little seat in the cart. She really hates to sit there anymore, but she accepted it with a pretty good grace. After twenty minutes of me reading labels she was getting pretty bored. I looked over and she was drumming her fingers on the cart and saying, "Let's go Mom!"

She's much happier when she's the one pushing the cart...

Funny story about these little carts. A year or two ago I ran to the store with just Evie late at night, so I let her get a little cart. And discovered that Evie can't concentrate long enough to be in charge of pushing the groceries around. After the sixth or seventh time she ran into a display I took the cart away. Since we only needed one or two more things I just pushed the little cart myself instead of trekking up to the front of the store for a regular cart. I realized as I was walking down the aisles, I was probably the only grown up in the store that could push a little cart without bending over...

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Such a cutie pie:)

April Weeks said...

I'm right there with you Chrissy. Sometimes the other carts feel so huge.

Sandra & Brent said...

Chrissy, the very picture in my mind of you pushing a kiddie cart comfortably has left me laughing out loud! AND your thoughts about taking kids to the supermarket have inspired a long due blog story of my own! Thanks for the laugh and the inspiration. Love, Sandra

Noelle said...

Those pictures are both so cute! Taya is obsessed with pushing those little carts too.. But it hurts so bad when she runs into the back of my ankles! You are much more patient than I am.

Natalie said...

LOL. I love the pictures AND your commentary. :)