Saturday, June 28, 2008

Low...ride...er

Lately, Emily has found it difficult to face going to the grocery store with all three kids (I certainly don't blame her). On her last attempt earlier this week she bailed and came home. The threat of a weekend without milk helped us rally our might and we went together. We decided to divide and conquer. Lila was with me. After fighting about why it isn't OK to put one foot on the cart and hop a long on the other, Lila and I finally settled on this compromise. The best part (besides the fact that Zack only has one shoe on) is that we didn't take these photos. We got them when we noticed a nice women taking pictures of Lila with her iPhone. I told Emily to ask her to email us the photos from her phone. This is the spectacle we have become, we are camera phone material.

19 comments:

The Uffens Family said...

WOW - what an honor! At first I thought it a little strange that you took your camera to the store! I know what you mean about the store thing - we usually end up going very late at night after the kids are in bed. Thank goodness for 24 hour grocery stores!

Amy said...

Ha ha ha. That's hilarious that someone was taking pictures. Did she ask you first? Was she thinking it was cute or irresponsible?

Travis & Tanya said...

oh my gosh how funny. i really like your blog because it is real and it makes me feel normal :o) i can totally see my kids riding under the cart like that...and for sure one of them would only have one shoe on. too good!

Shay said...

That is hilarious. Jeremy and I are dying laughing out loud right now. Thanks for letting us enjoy that awesome song. You are such a great spectacle to see and I'd be caught being seen with you any day. Go Lila Go1 You guys are awesome!

Tiffany said...

I am jealous that I have never thought of that! I actually do let my kids just hang off the sides of the cart and run around with no shoes on(i.e. Costco 3 days ago)-and I don't give a crap if people stare at me.
Did people keep telling you over and over again "your son is missing his shoe".

I love that!

Liz said...

Oh the memories this brings back. I ALWAYS had someone riding under the cart like that, one in the seat, one in the cart, and sometimes one on my back in a Gerry carrier. I'll never forget when the baby in my backpack grabbed a big bottle of wine and busted it all over the floor. White trash all the way. Just wait until the kids get older and race empty carts up and down the aisles, put "ripe and ready to eat" stickers on your behind when you aren't looking, or carry a six pack through the store announcing really loud, "Mom, you forgot the beer!"

alligood said...

"This is the spectacle we have become, we are camera phone material."

Okay, that has to be up there on the 'best quotes' from a blog, ever! Love it! When my twins were the ages of yours, the only place I could shop was Costco. The double seater carts are totally worth the membership fee and extra hundreds of dollars you spend there over the grocery store. Seriously.

-Allison

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

I didn't know this is why you called Bryan, but when he heard me busting out laughing he came in to see the post and let me know....Hilarious, especially Liz's comment...what do we have in store for ourselves in a few years?!!! I refuse to take all four with me anymore and will make late night runs most of the time now. Liz went with me once when I was on bedrest and we only had three, by the time we got to the checkout she said she was having nightmarish flashbacks and would not come again, but would watch the kids for me...;-)

I agree about the classic quote, quite the writer you are, JRoc!

onebusylady said...

Shayna told me I HAD to check your blog, and this post didn't disappoint! This is hilarious! I miss you guys!

Brandiurafinegirl said...

Okay, I was seriously laughing out loud at those pictures, that is just so awesome! And I can totally relate when it comes to taking three kids to the store, and I don't even have twins, I just don't do it. We started having our milk delivered. :)

Jodi said...

I thought your post was funny, but then I read what your mom commented and cried I was laughing so hard! Thanks for the memories!

Dixon's said...

Ha ha. Cute pictures. I feel for you Emily. I don't know how you do it with twins. You are an amazing mother. I also loved Liz's comments.

Rosemary said...

Hiiillarious! Seriously, I'm totally laughing out loud. Yep, the store with the kids is something I can only take on when I'm feeling very brave and optimistic and in your case camera ready I guess . . .

Heidi said...

I thought of your post on Saturday while I was battleing my children through the grocery store. It is always nice to know that we are not alone. I absolutely LOVED this post!!!

The Girardo Family said...

I think I might actually try this! Tell you what...I always thought it would be cool to have twins, but I'm startin' think one at a time is great!!

katieo said...

HILARIOUS.

The King Family said...

That's hilarious!! We've done the "under the shopping cart thing."

The Arnell's said...

Hello!!! I love your blog, your are so funny. My favorite is the fact that you even try going to the store. You really are one brave soul. I miss you dearly and cant wait to see you again. When are you visiting? I love you tons

Tanya said...

Nice work Lila - keep giving your dad a run for his money -- trav