Monday, August 11, 2008

Oh Chuck, how do I love thee???

My wonderful cousin and godmother to my first born is the bestest aunt ever to my kids. One of the many things that I love about her is how she loves to dress my kids like the Brajolina kids of our neighborhood. Early this spring she bought Allie and Martin the cutiest pairs of Chucks and although it's like wrestling with a drunk monkey to get them on my kid's feet they sure do look cute!!!
Case in point.

Well today I spent about $20 in gas and risked my life for these damn shoes. The day started out ok. After a long weekend out of town, I decided to forgo working out to consign some clothes and bank some cash for the kids' fall wardrobe. I made it across town when I realized I only had one diaper for my baby boy. Usually not a problem, but for some reason that God only knows (or maybe no reason all, just for giggles) both of my kids always have to poop in this store. I'm not exaggerating one bit. Huge, mondo poops every single time!! I took a deep breath and just prayed that this one time, He'd make an exception. Yeah, you're not holding your breathe either, huh? A went in the potty, thank god, but M used up his very last clean diaper and I knew we'd need another one before we headed home. I could have chanced it but I knew that if I pressed my luck the gods would laugh at me for sure, so I HAD to buy a really cute diaper.



After butts were clean, we stopped at Chick-a-lay as A would say to have lunch and I won't bore you with the details of flying nuggets, screaming kids and the law of physics when it comes to my butt and the playground tunnels. So after their bellies were full, my heart started to flutter with the anticipation of naps coming. I changed the kids, strapped them in and off to dreamland we went... or so I thought. Once we got home I noticed that I lost one of M's chucks when I took them off to change his diaper! DAMN! I drove all the way back across town, searched the parking lot and when I didn't find it I went into Chick-a-lay and still no luck. I couldn't believe that I was so upset about a shoe! I circled the parking lot a few more times and then called it quits. I pulled onto the street and headed home, when I saw it!!! In the middle of the street, a busy street, a busy 4 lane street! I put the car in reverse and parked it. Left the kids in the car and when the coast was clear I ran out into the busy, 4 lane street to get a size 4, blue, converse shoe. Probably the dumbest thing I've done in my life this week. When I got back into the car both of my kids were cheering for me, so maybe it wasn't a total loss to be a hero in my kids' eyes.... well and Chuck too!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hee! Hey,I'd have done it too...

george said...

You go super Mom. Reminds me of a granpa and an old aunt fighting traffic to pickup a booster chair.

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Haha! WTG! I totally would have done that too!