Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stuff that happens when shopping with my kids

You all recall that my kids are crazy, right?


Anyways. School starts up again here on September 5, so I took the gang out for a marathon of back-to-school shopping for supplies, shoes and clothing.

Sounds boring, right? Well, never in MY life.

First stop: I am speaking to a salesperson and Kid 1 asks for a loonie (FYI- that is a Canadian dollar coin) to buy something from a vending machine. No. Then Kid 2 tries, and so on. Then suddenly, I hear this hooting and hollering as if we were winners at the casino. They had found a coin and tried to buy a bag of chips to share. Instead, the machine spewed out 3 bags of chips and 4 Pepsis, and THEN returned their coin. Best. Day. Ever (according to them)!

Next stop: As I am at the checkout paying for umpteen pairs of school shoes, I hears giggle and the comment, "It's so big!". My Mommy senses are alerted. I turn to see my 3 children, all standing next to a mannequin at the exit, having unzipped it's pants and peeping inside to check out its....well...anatomy. Oh my.

Clothing shopping: my girls bursting into song and dance in the store ("You're never fully dressed without a smile!" from Annie). And insisting that we buy these outfits:


I may have caved. Dang, they're cute.

So that is the story of my day. As Big G told the hubs when he came home, "It was EPIC!"

Hope you had a good one!

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh my! I only had one child and she, like most Australian school children, had to wear a uniform so I didn't have any of that to contend with! At least they kept you smiling! And yes, they do look cute!

Svetlana said...

the girls look STUNNING!!! in their new outfits, love the fuzzy vests, very unique, definitely epic!

Tiara said...

Sounds like a fun and productive day!

Tawny said...

OMG 4 cans of Pepsi! I am going to need to know where that machine is located right now. Hehehe

Those kids are rocking those outfits!

Katie B. said...

So stinking cute. I love the vending machine story! Best day for sure.

My kid is saying things like "epic" and "tight." I'm having flashbacks to 2003!

Angela Greenwald said...

Great post. Had me laughing out LOUD!!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Wish my shopping days were that much fun. Shopping with my 2 made me hate shopping period! I was glad when I could drop them off at the mall with a hand full of money so they could shop on their own, with rules. Sounds like a great trip though, and check out those girls, they are rockin in those outfits!

Marian said...

Ahahaha! That is sooo funny. Our shopping trips are usually epic failures and nobody laughs for days. Love the story, sounds like your kids are good friends!!

felicity said...

Those hats and fuzzy vests are made of win.

JuneBug said...

Hilarity!!! It's so good you can go about it all with humour. I can totally imagine myself freaking the heck out.

Jacey said...

Just another day in the life of K! Hilarious. And the outfits are pretty fun!!

Jennifer said...

HA! Isn't it fun having funny kids?? Well, most of the time it is... ;)

Jennifer :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

I would have thought it was epic too if I was them!
They even had a spare Pepsi for you!

bethanndodd said...

So happy I am not the only one with crazy stories after a day out with the kiddos. Although, since I have 3 boys, mine usually include some type of embarrassing bodily function ;). Big smiles-Beth

Holly said...

The vending machine bonanza will be a memory that stay with them until they're adults, I'd bet on it!