I don't know why I put myself through the torture of taking four children with me when I go shopping, yet I do it every time. You would think I would have learned by now that shopping with children is just not a good idea. I don't mean grocery shopping either, I mean clothes and shoe shopping.
I absolutely hate to shop for myself~ I know, I know you are thinking what you hate shopping! Yes, I Do! I hate shopping! My mom and sister have told me they would nominate me for What Not To Wear, even my 6 and 8 year old have told me I need to get help~
This weekend I wanted to find an Easter dress, nothing like waiting till the last minute I know! So I grabbed the kids and off we went. I found 2 dresses I liked- on the hanger- not on me. Have you ever been in a fitting room with 4 kids and a stroller? Let me assure you it is not for the faint of heart. My kids love to see mom in the dressing room~ you can hear the laughter all the way outside. It goes something like this:
Mom- is that a shirt? No, dear it's a dress, it just doesn't fit mommy like it should.
Mom- I see your underwear! Yes, dear I know! Laughter from the lady next door.
Mom- I have to go potty! Seriously- now? My kids always have to potty at the wrong time!
Mom- you look pretty-(my 3 year old son) Thank you son, but no you are not getting a toy!
Needless to say- no dress!
And shoe shopping- nope no shoes either- but the girls each got a pair- oh to have small feet again- sigh!
How about you? Do you enjoy the torture of shopping?