Saturday, April 28, 2007

Do I Need a Commercial Driver's License?

Okay, so the other day I took the kids out to the grocery store. This is a much different task now with a newborn and a 20 month old. First of all, since Kirye sits where Ryley normally would, I was like, how am I going to do this. I didn't want her in the cart because where would I put all of my groceries. Well, no need to panic, some brilliant person (probably a woman with 2 kids under age 2) came up with the idea of attaching a little car to a grocery cart. Come on, you've all seen them right; those new monstrosities that look like kiddie rides. I thought this would be great and of course fun for Ryley. So I get Ryley in the "car" and Kirye is in his spot and I start steering the cart towards the produce section. First of all, no one told me I would need a commercial driver's license to steer this thing. It was insane. I felt like I was driving a fork lift (not that I have ever driven one, but it was what I imagined driving a fork lift would be like). It was so freakin' hard to get around in that thing...not to mention it's like 10 feet long, so you totally have to plan out your turns and make sure you don't run in to anyone. I wish someone was filming me. It must've been hilarious. Needless to say, Ryley didn't want to stay in the "car" part that long, so I eventually ended up putting her in the cart with all of the groceries. And then of course she wanted to eat whatever I put in the cart, even if it was canned green beans. Next time I will have to wait for hubby to get home to do anything like that again.

Come to think of it, it couldn't have been a woman who came up with the kiddie woman would want to push that thing around willingly. Those car carts are nothing but pure evil!


Swishy said...

Oh, my gosh, I let my friend's kids talk me into that once and it was a nightmare. I crashed into EVERYTHING!

cory said...

hey, i need more posts. haven't heard from you in awhile!! i know you're busy with the little one, but when you get a chance, post some more stuff!! it's been too long. i need to know what's up with the zinns.

Mormishmom said...

Ok, I'm loving his hair! Congratulations! My friend had success with the newborn in a sling and the toddler in the shopping cart. There are so many logistics as a mom! Men have no idea!