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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


As we celebrate 2 years of blogging bliss, please enjoy this golden oldie from me, Mrs. Nurse Boy, to you!

So, have you ever been out shopping and noticed a car with one of its doors wide open in the parking lot? I mean, who does that?!

I always wander over to the car (which is usually a mini van) and mumble something about an idiot under my breath while I close the door for them.

The other day I ran to the grocery store with the boys to pick up a few items. (You already know where this is going, don't you?!) I took the boys so Sweet Pea could nap and Nurse Boy could work on school stuff without anyone climbing on his back in hopes of some wrestle mania. I actually had to bribe the boys with suckers to get them to willingly go with me. That's right, I am not above bribery. Judge me all you want, but when in a pinch it works.

We pulled up to the store and marched right in. Boys. Suckers. Mom. (I know. Who is the real sucker, right?) We ran through the store at a very rapid pace. One thing about being a mom is we can fill our cart faster than a speeding bullet. With kids, or without. It is a super power given to us once the baby is placed in our arms. Honestly, sometimes I amaze even myself!

We did hit a snag when we got to the check out and the clerk started talking to me. I mean, they don't usually even make eye contact with me! Of course, it is when I am in a hurry that they actually show some customer service. As well, they should. I don't even want to think about the percentage of our annual income that goes to that store! Scary!

But, I digress.

The clerk started asking me about potty training. OH. YES. HE. DID. If only he read this blog, he would have known that is a very sore subject with me. He wanted advice for his three year old. I said, "PRAY! PRAY HARD!"

He looked frightened, as well he should have.

I digress again.

We raced out of the store. Then I see it. A mini van with the side door wide open. What kind of idiot leaves...

Oh, wait...That is OUR minivan!

I am that idiot!


Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Wahaaaa! This is a great one!

"Pray. Pray hard."

I shall take this advice to heart. Very much so.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I meant the whole post was a great one. Not just that potty training part. :-)

Jillian said...

Oh don't you hate when that happens to you!! The same thing you get mad at others for you do yourself!!

Boy Mom said...

"I don't even want to think about the percentage of our annual income that goes to that store! Scary!"

I'm laughing at this whole post. I love your thought process. I can't even fathom how much of our income has been surrendered to Costco.

Once I ended up in a half hour phone conversation about potty training with a customer service rep from some company in Wisconsin. Good thing they were paying for the call.

Mummy McTavish said...

*muttering* idiotI'm the person that presses the lock button on the clicker 15 times trying to figure out why it isn't making the comforting kathunk sound as it locks only to actually look at the car and see three doors standing open. I'm also the person that turns around 4 times as they cross the carpark to hit the lock button just to make sure... I gotta see those lights flash baby! Then I worry that it was the flash for the unlock button and maybe I hit the wrong one and I'd better just go back to the car to check... So how did I do 3 hours in a shopping centre, walk back to the car, realise I cant find my keys, open the unlocked boot and see them sitting there? Here guys, take my car, no need to jump it I've left the keys!

*muttering* IDIOT

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Would it be OK with you if I used the line "pray, pray hard" the next time someone asks my for assisine advice? I can't believe that the clerk broached the subject of potty training. Did he honestly expect you to engage him on the topic? People kill me.


Mother Mayhem said...


Haven't done that one yet, but I have tried to get in a van similar to mine. *Blush*

MOMMY said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I had to comment on this post because I recently did the same thing-I think that the reason most of the time we see this in a parking lot it is a mini-van is because us moms have way too much on our minds! I am famous for opening the wrong door with the remote! I pick my kids up at school everday and two days last week I hit the button for the back hatch instead of the side door-yup all of the other moms were laughing!!!


Mrsbear said...

Following from Boondock Ramblings. Great post. I have soooo been that mother, more than once and I kick myself (hard) every time. Happy Mother's Day.