Thursday, December 21, 2006

Grocery Shopping

First let me start with, I saw a woman today at the YMCA that has me beat. I have 3 kids under 3 1/2 yrs (so does my college roomate Jill). This woman has 2 (TWO!!!) sets of twins. The first 2 are 5 1/2 and the second set is 2. That's 4 in 3 1/2 yrs! I told her that she is my hero and I don't even know her name.

Anways. Have you ever run into some one like me or this woman at the grocery store? We looked frazzled. At least one child is crying. Another is whining. Maybe one is running down an aisle or grabbing things off the shelf as the cart goes by. Walmart tries to cater to us moms by giving each kid a sticker and a coupon for a cookie. Great. Sugar, that'll help.

But its necessary. We have to have food so we go to the store. Sometimes I go after the kids are down and Jody is around to be at home. Sometimes I go when Silas is in school. I mean 2 kids is far different from 3 at the grocery store. And sometimes my kids are good at the store, at least 40% of the time.

Holly, my sister, has been online grocery shopping at Lowe's food and picking it up. It only costs $5 and you don't have to the children in OR be lured by the "great deals". I've been jealous that she could do this. But I found it here in BISMARCK! YAY!!! I'm very excited. Not only can I order and pick it up but I can choose the delivery method. It only costs $5 too.

I feel like I won the lottery.

1 comment:

Mindy Lewis said...

As another mother of 3 I totally understand your trips to the grocery store. Luke is 7, Andrew 5 and Rachel Joy is 7 mo. Since I'm also homeschooling I don't really have the opportunity to go while they're "in school". Thank God for grandmothers.
It was cool to see what you're up to these days. I'd love to chat more. My email is
Hope to hear from you,
Mindy (Walker) Lewis
Blue Team 96/97