Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Little Bit Crazy!

Yes, today is Zoe's day!  Six years ago today, Zoe Christine entered our lives.  But that's not today's post.  She's celebrating on Sunday...so the post will come after that.

Today, well, today I want to tell you that "I'm nuts!"  Officially!

Being a Thursday, it was Shane's morning to drive Zoe to school.  I was psyched to have a day in my PJs, to be honest.  But Zoe wanted me to be at school when she handed out her "special snack" (Chipwiches).  So I loaded up the triplets and Ty at 9:45am to make it to school by 10am. 

Park the car.  Pull out the stroller frame.  One seat.  Two seat.  Three seat.  Buckle in Cole.  Buckle in Eli.  Buckle in Ava.  Shut car doors.  Push massive stroller with heavy babies into school while making sure Ty doesn't run around the parking lot.  Sing "Happy Birthday".  Hand out 24 Chipwiches.  Hang around for recess (by "hang around" I mean, I got to hold the jumprope handle and turn.) Back to the car.  Unload Cole and buckle into carseat.  Unload Eli and buckle into carseat.  Unload Ava and buckle into carseat.  Seat 1 out.  Seat 2 out.  Seat 3 out.  Fold and load frame.

Since we were out, I thought I'd brave the growing errand list.  I mean, how hard can it be to get a few errands done?  So...I was off to Babies R Us.

Park the car. Pull out the stroller frame. One seat. Two seat. Three seat. Buckle in Cole. Buckle in Eli. Buckle in Ava. Shut car doors. Push massive stroller with heavy babies into Babies R Us while making sure Ty doesn't run out in front of a car in the parking lot. Search BRU for a variety of sippy cups (another post for another day when I've reach a level of success in switching from bottles to sippies.)  Back to the car. Unload Cole and buckle into carseat. Unload Eli and buckle into carseat. Unload Ava and buckle into carseat. Seat 1 out. Seat 2 out. Seat 3 out. Fold and load frame.

That wasn't too bad!  We didn't draw too much of a crowd.  There was no crying and no requests (from Ty) for a sudden, emergency trip to the bathroom.  Maybe I could brave the grocery store.  Although there are 4 gallons of whole milk in our refrigerator, there is not a drop of 2% which Shane needs for his cereal in the morning, and his cookies at night.

Park the car. Pull out the stroller frame. One seat. Two seat. Three seat. Buckle in Cole. Buckle in Eli. Buckle in Ava. Shut car doors. Push massive stroller with heavy babies into Pathmark while making sure Ty doesn't run out in front of a car in the parking lot. Grab milk and a few things for dinner.  Head to the checkout...

I decided to use the self checkout because I only had about 10 items.  By the time I got all my stuff through the scanner, the manager was bagging my groceries and "oogling" over the babies.  We started chatting and she was asking questions of Ty & I.  Once she finished, and handed me bags, we headed out to the car.  About 2 minutes later, the manager followed me out.  Guess what I'd forgotten to do...

PAY!

8 comments:

the schirano triplets said...

what a day! i am tired just reading about it and yet it also sounds strangely familiar! i love that you forgot to pay though, that is so something i would do! great post amy :)

and happy birthday to zoe!

mommy2twindaughters said...

Wow, what a day! Happy 6th birthday to Zoe!

Kris said...

That was a very busy day! That in addition to your milk switch- you are one BRAVE MOM ! Way to Go!

Happy birthday Zoe!

Collegegirl said...

What a day and what a woman! Sounds very full!!!
~Elyse~

salli said...

LOL! That's too funny that you forgot to pay. But I'm still impressed that you got all that done with 4 kids. Happy birthday Zoe! I can't believe she's 6!!!

aura said...

im exhausted just reading that. just remember to bend at the knees and not pull your back out like i did!!! you made it. i hope shane enjoyed his cookies and 2% milk!!!

Sullins' Spot said...

Girl! You are wearing me out! I complain about doing that stuff with a 6,5, and 3 year old...I can't imagine doing it with three babies and a tot! You are AWESOME and might I add...so brave!

Glad you got your errands finished!
Amy

Helen said...

That totally made me laugh Amy! Know what I thought while reading all that? "That woman needs a Choo Choo!"