Tuesday, September 20, 2011

on anxiety and Target

I met a friend for coffee this morning and ate up all my productive time.
I forgot that I took the last pill in the bottle before bed, yesterday.
We don't usually go to Target at nap time. Today, it was necessary.

I pull into the parking lot and glance back at their seats.
I knew it!
It was far too quiet. They are both out cold.

I sit and think for 5 straight minutes.
Is this worth it? Worth all the screaming that could occur for interrupting nap time?
I decide it is.

I grab a cart and load everything in I will need
BEFORE waking them. Purse, wallet, keys, phone.
I open the door and take a deep breath.

I put one baby into the cart and buckle him.
I promise him juice to keep him happy.
My 3 year old clings to me.

I undo his grip to put him into the cart with his brother.
He starts to fuss. I start to fuss inside my head.
See? What were you thinking?

I promise my two babes juice. And popcorn.
Lots of popcorn. It's ok guys. Oh yes, let's have a hug.
Ok, let's hurry!

In we go. First juice, of course the juice!
A big bag of popcorn, they are munching away
I hit the pharmacy, grab mouse traps, folders and notecards.

I giggle with my boys.
They still munch.
We walk to checkout.

They throw popcorn on the checkout belt.
I pick it up, grab a wipe, it's my second nature now to clean after these boys.
I pay, we exit.

Back into the car we go, big handfuls of popcorn.
It all worked out. It was actually fun.
Isn't that how it always goes?

I need to remember that the next time.

This post was inspired by Heather of the Extraordinary Ordinary who has inspired many bloggers to get back to writing simply.

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Megan said...

Oh, I know that feeling exactly. When I only had one child I would sit in the parking lot for an hour waiting on her to wake up. I didn't dare wake her up! Now that I have two, I just have to deal with what life dishes out, and sometimes that means waking sleeping babies. I hate to do it but I do!

One Crafty Mother said...

OH, the dreaded falling asleep in the car. It gives me a pit in my stomach just thinking about it.

Love that it all turned out okay. :)


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