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Monday, April 5, 2010

Shopping with children

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?


Annie said...

I honestly do NOT go shopping with my kids alone. I I have a 2.5 year old daughter and my son will be 1 on Sunday. I have not gone shopping with them alone except for grocery shopping. In fact, the last time I got clothes it was at a store my mother in law owns and she was there with me. Nope, it is certainly so much more trouble that people think - and you have 4! WOW!

I have not bought new shoes in about a year. I am just not a shopper. My poor shoes are just disgusting, so it is probably about time but I am like you, not exactly in love with shopping!

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