I went to the store today withOUT the ratbabies.
It was quiet. It was peaceful. I could read my grocery-list in its entirety and not have to peel a small person off a merchandising display.
It was lovely.
Nobody told me ANY jokes.
Nobody fought over who got to hold my hand.
There was absolutely no one at the store that got so excited about anything (and everything) they literally jumped up and down and screamed with joy.
Nothing embarrassing (but funny) happened. At all.
No one danced by the frozen foods.
There were no fights over the shopping cart.
I got zero hugs, and zero kisses.
This doesn’t mean taking them to the store in the future won’t eat at what little sanity I have left.
But part of me will sure be happy they are there. I’m certainly going to work on appreciating what I’ve got.
Have a great week friends.