I haven’t gone shopping since Lily was born. I don’t mean clothes shopping, (although I haven’t done that either.) I mean grocery shopping. Yohannes graciously took on this added responsibility after I explained to him that I. COULD. NOT. DO. IT. I know many amazing moms who grocery shop with a giant herd of children. But to me, the idea of Nati having a meltdown and running through the store screaming as I chased after him with poor Lily being jerked around in my arms and a cart full of frozen food melting away unattended, was just more than I could bring myself to do on purpose.
The last week and a half, I feel I have been more productive than usual. Well, yesterday was one of those days where Yohannes came home and said, “What did you do all day?!” (Of course, very lovingly, etc., but feel free to punch him for that one if you get a chance.) But other than yesterday, I have been doing better than usual (usual being the key word here). So I decided, after nearly half a year, to try tackling the grocery shopping by myself.
Success. Lily sat happily in the baby carrier the entire time, and even fell asleep. She got a tiny bit fussy at the cash register, but kept it low-key. Nati was a real trooper. He asked for everything…especially the pink princess hats and the pink princess pillows, and the pink princess clothes. But he took it very well when I said no. As a reward and because summer is almost upon us (and because I am a giant pushover) he got to pick out a couple things.
He put the hat on like that all by himself.