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WTF MOM MOMENT: SHOPPING WITH KIDS

February 27, 2017

By February 27, 2017fashion/outfit, parenting
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Ruffle Sleeve Sweater | Floral Baseball Cap | Jeans | Black Flats: similar | Ring Sling Wrap | Hazel’s Bonnet

Every mom has those WTF moments where you’re just like, how is this happening? This is my life??? So I though it would be funny to share those moments because the best way to make it through those times is to find the humor in them 🙂 I hope you all get a good laugh out of this WTF Mom Moment.

 My sister and her kids came to visit last week, and we thought it would be a good idea to go shopping with all three kids. Two adults can easily handle a 2 1/2 year old (Stevie), 1 year old (Shad), and 4 1/2 month old (Hazel), right??? Haha! Wrong! We planned on going to Kohl’s first to check out their new Jumping Beans line of kids clothes, and then we were going to drive over to the shopping center that has Marshalls, Carters, and Old Navy that way we could shop at a lot of stores without having to load and unload the kids a bunch and it would make things easier on us. Easy? What were we thinking?! Hazel and Shad were taking their morning nap so we figured we would leave to go shopping as soon as they woke up. But I’m pretty sure it’s children’s mission in life to make their parents late to everything, so 1 hour and 40 minutes after they woke up from their nap, we were on our way. Seriously, why do babies think that as soon as you get them in the car seat, it’s time to poop? Your car seat is not a toilet Hazel! Anyways, so we finally get all the kids out the door and Stevie spots the pink flowers in my yard and has to pick the perfect flower. Five minutes and four dead flowers in my driveway later, Stevie has finally found the perfect flower and we can get on the road. We pull into the Kohl’s parking lot and all three kids are sleeping because it now nap time again. But we made it this far so gosh darn it we are going to shop (luckily, our kids usually wake up happy). We do one last mirror check to make sure we’re looking cute for our shopping trip. My sister adjusts her hat and I put on lipstick. We’re feeling like we’re two moms who look like they’ve got it all together. You know, just conquering motherhood and all. So 2 1/2 hours after our start time, we walk in ready to take on the store (and yes, Stevie brought her perfect flower shopping with us, along with a pink heart ring), and for the first 5 minutes we were basically super moms. Handling the three kids with ease. But Shad hates shopping so he starts to fuss, Stevie loves shopping and wants to try on everything in the store, and Hazel is getting tired. It was then that we had our first casualty…the flower. It is somewhere on the floor of the kids clothing department. We are now in survival mode. The dressing room door is left wide open while we try things on, Shad is crawling everywhere, and Stevie is trying to convince her mom that she needs the Frozen dress that is identical to the one she already has at home. Then the 2 year old melt down comes and we have casualty number 2… the heart ring. Then we had the Princess Belle flip flop meltdown, the sorry Shad you can’t eat that piece of paper you found on the floor so now you have to be held melt down, and the Hazel doesn’t know why everyone is crying so she’s going to cry too melt down. By the time we make it to checkout, Shad is wearing/playing with my sisters hat, her hat hair is a mess, and my lipstick is smeared. And we thought we were going to look cute on our shopping trip? Ha! But somehow we managed to leave the store with happy-ish kids (at least they weren’t crying) and my sister scored a pair of jeans for $3.67, so it was kind of a success. Haha! Needless to say, we didn’t go to anything of the other stores like we’d planned.

If you have any WTF Moments, leave a comment below so we can laugh about it together 🙂

XO, Kacie

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