You ever see that woman in the grocery store? You know the one I am talking about... At least two kids with her, causing a scene... Crying hit, one throwing a tantrum, another clearing the shelves, and another throwing in cookies and ice cream to the cart when the Mom is trying to deal with the other kids?
I felt like that woman today, and I think I had the most embarrassing moment of my motherhood THUS far.
Friday is pay day, and I figured instead of dragging Will out tomorrow or Monday to do our family grocery shopping, I would just bring the kids once Ben woke up from his morning nap. Simple enough? I have done it a million times! It is the prime time of the day to get things done with the kids.
Off I went to Shoprite for our essentials, then I was going to head over to Wholefoods. Well I was stopped dead in my tracks in the Produce section. You know? Right when you walk into the store! I picked up some Strawberries, and a pepper and headed to the Deli counter for Will's lunch stuff, and a pasta salad I have to make for a picnic on Sunday and it was HYSTERICS between the two kids. Like they were taken over by some kind of demonic force.
I was FLOORED! What had gotten into them?!??!
They are NEVER like this in public. EVER!
I was BEYOND embarrassed. Embarrassed would probably be the lightest possible term I would use for that situation. I promptly gave the woman behind me my deli number, put my strawberries and pepper back, and out the door I went. Hysterical toddler holding my hand, and screaming baby on my hip.
I couldn't get back to the car fast enough. All the stares in the parking lot. All the cries from the kids. I stopped and looked at myself from the outside and thought...
"When did I become that mother?"
OMG! I am beyond embarrassed. I called Will on his lunch break hysterically crying from the parking lot of the grocery store still in disbelief that actually happened.
Who are these children and when do I get MY kids back??