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Posted: November 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Out and About | Tags: Target | 5 Comments »

I took 2 kids to Target with me today.

Judah and Lincoln.  The plan had been to take Judah only but Lincoln was so darn cute when he got up from his nap I thought he deserved a little field trip. 

I had my list- a list  I had to stick to as we’re still living off the last of my maternity leave paychecks and the budget is TIGHT.  I usually shop with my list alone- it’s fairly easy to keep a running total when it’s just me and my Starbucks.  Of course with a 2 year old in the front seat of the cart and a baby strapped to my chest there is no Starbucks and a lot more distractions.

Like a 2 Year old who can climb out of the seat.  That’s a new trick.  I couldn’t get the little seatbelt tightened down and about every 3 aisles he was turned all the way around and on his way to standing fully upright in his seat.  Of course every Team Member we saw had to remind him to sit down.  (Nice job Fridley- your team has their shit together!)  It’s a little bit difficult to maneuver a 2 year old into the correct position while wearing a baby.  I just kept thanking my lucky stars I didn’t have Wyatt with me too.  Then again if he was,  they would be in the Big Cart and I think those have some sort of 5-point harness, so it may have been better.  Who knows.

Surprisingly we get through the entire store and I get everything on my list- although I did skimp on the block of Parmesan because I forgot about it until we were in the dairy department and I didn’t want to haul ass back to the Deli where there were more options.  Let’s hope Tyler Florence’s Alfredo sauce doesn’t suffer.  Or maybe Yogi Dad could take a side trip to Surdyk’s.  Hmmmm.

So, I accomplished a trip to Target with two.  Maybe next time I’ll try it with three- maybe when I need just a few things.  And maybe when Yogi Dad is at home and on-call to come and rescue me if things get dicey.

Yes.  That sounds like a plan.

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5 Comments on “Almost there.”

  1. 1 Colleen said at 5:27 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    I was going to tell you not to fear the Target trip with all 3, but then I realized that I may have it just a smidge easier with the four year-old and then the (almost) year old twins. In about a year, I won't be so brave. So, instead of telling you not to fear the Target trip with all 3, I will just say, "I believe in you, and you can do it!!!!"

    I will also tell you that I am amazed at your ability to stick to the list and budget. Target has a way of reaching into my wallet and pulling out big bills.

  2. 2 erinclot said at 7:58 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    I work for Target so I get over a lot of my "impulse" spending simply by looking at the stuff every day- it's a blessing my checkbook is thankful for.

  3. 3 Robin said at 6:04 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    Try it with six kids and and ADHD spendthrift spouse! I can surely empathize though as the jump from two to three kids is a HUGE one! After that you just sort of plateau, LOL

  4. 4 erinclot said at 7:57 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    Six kids! That's amazing. Where do you put them all? I leave my husband at home, the budget seems to double when he's along- he sounds a lot like yours.

  5. 5 Robin said at 9:46 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    It is fun to see people faces if we have the kids all in a row, you'd think we were the Duggars!
    Sadly it is easier having six kids in the store all by myself than bringing in my husband but having him there does make things more interesting! Basically he does everything I tell the kids not to do 😉


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