Friday, April 25, 2008

What was I thinking???

The other day (Wed) was a big "first" for Reagan and I just had to document it.

Reagan's "FIRST" trip to Target.

Dressed and ready to go!

I needed some baby essentials and was in need of just getting out of the house as well, but I had no idea what a bad idea this was. I called Amy and we met for lunch at Target (weird, I know, but the kids love it). Eating took too long and Reagan got fussy and then the little people got wild and London started crying and then Savy. Amy and I decided to part ways and do our own shopping with our own children. So in the baby section the girls are totally wild and then Savy starts crying hysterically because she wants to see/play with Aidan.

Oh my.

Amy met up with us again and we went to check out. By the time we were walking out the door, I had three crying girls on my hands. I must have looked insane, but I felt relatively calm.

If you don't believe me, check out this picture from the ride home:
Reagan was actually the first to stop crying once the car started going. London then stopped and Savy held out the longest. I told her when we got home, she was going to nap. When we got home, I was changing Reagan and realized London was with me but Savy was not. A quick search of the house and I found her sound asleep on my bed. Go figure.

It'll be a long, long time before I ever take all three out again. That's what preschool is for -- so I can get out without at least one of my children!


Heather said...

You are one brave woman! This gives new insight for me, I am usually pretty understanding when it comes to screaming children in a store, but sometimes when I am not in the mood I think "just shut the kid up" or something to that extent. Granted with no children of my own this sounds rather biased and naive. It happens to everyone and it sounds like you handled it well. Good luck next time around!

sherry said...

Once I hit three kids I knew that was the end. Now I have an 11, 9 and 7 year old and I still don't take them all anywhere. Let alone when you add in my toddler. To me, it is juat not worth it! Your a brave girl...

Susan said...

That sounds like me today at walmart. Three is definately hard to take to the store unless you have a way to strap them in. Good luck on your next shopping trip.

Megan said...

I was planning on taking the three boys to Target in the morning so that Talin could spend his birthday money, now I'm reconsidering! It's hard with a new baby, you can't just pull out a bottle when they get fussy, and you have to take them all into the bathroom when someone has to go, it's the little things that become ridiculous with three littles.

Melissa M. said...

I hope you are laughing about it now. Next time you want to go out, leave the older ones with me, I am ALWAYS home, and I love to have friends play with Kenzie.

Mandy said...

That sounds like a rough trip. Ry gets wild enough, I can't imagine dealing with her and two other unhappy little ones.

Jeremy and Sara Smith said...

Wow - you ARE brave! I don't even take my 2 kids w/ me (I way too chicken) unless my mom or Jeremy's with me. Like I said, I'm too much of a chicken. Good for you for be relatively calm. I would have been one of those women screaming and threatning their children. I never judge those women anymore. And Reagan is really, really cute!

Amy said... pretty much had to be there to fully appreciate the situation! It was pretty fun though. And very blogworthy! :)