Grocery shopping with kids

I used to say my most stressed out moment during the week was the time each Sunday when the kids were dismissed from Bible Hour to come sit with their parents in the service. Trying to keep three small kids quiet in church is no walk in the park!

Right now, my most stressed out moment is when I have to take my kids with me to the grocery store. I had been delaying a shopping trip for a few days, but when you’re out of necessary items to make your child’s lunch for school (like bread), it’s time to suck it up and go!

It wasn’t a big deal when Caleb was little. In fact, it was pretty fun. We’d stroll down the aisles while talking and maybe even singing. It was a good bonding time.

When the twins came along, that all ended! It became much easier (and peaceful) to go by myself.

But now that Chris is in school and life is so busy, it’s either take the kids or don’t eat. And I kind of like food!

I realized today just how precious people are. My kids are so darn loud and nuts in the store…but everyone thinks they’re cute.

Me? Not so much.

But I appreciate the fact that others are thoroughly enjoying the show! :). And I’ve learned to enjoy other peoples’ kids’ shows too! It’s funny when it’s not your kids! šŸ™‚

And I realized tonight that I probably shouldn’t be all that worried. The kids may be a little loud driving away in their car cart, but they are always having a blast. They love being together and being silly together. And I love that!

Really, I do.

But still, they could turn it down a notch! šŸ™‚


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