Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Adventure for 4

Clay, Seth, Paul, and I decided to take a little adventure today. We went to the pharmacy, grocery store, and to visit their Dad all by ourselves!! Now, this is not our first adventure in the car with just the 4 of us, but it is our first adventure OUT of the car.

Going to the pharmacy and to see Shane was easy as we didn't have to get out of the car. It was the grocery store adventure that would be the REAL test. I have to give kudos to the staff at our local Kroger, they were so nice, friendly, and helpful. Picture this: me walking through the grocery store with Clay in the backpack while pushing Seth and Paul in the double stroller. We were getting a lot of looks! It was kind of weird having people just stare....don't you know that as soon as I would look at them they would turn and look in the other direction. Others would look at me with this unmistakable expression as if seeming to say, "that poor girl". I just kind of chuckle inside at all of these people, they have no idea how great it really is.

It was too hard to push or pull an actual grocery cart while I had the double stroller and Clay with me, so I decided to get just a few things and put them in the bottom of the stroller. Thankfully, I was able to get what I needed quickly. As I went to check out, a Kroger employee unloaded my stroller of goods while another bagged my items and got a cart to help me outside. They helped me unload the items in my vehicle and I was thrilled with our accomplished adventure!

In the words of my dear friend, Krilecia, I am embracing my new life. This little adventure was tough; a real work out! But now I am confident that I can take the boys out on my own - people staring at us and all!!! :)

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Awww Hopey, what great story's and pictures! You are by FAR a better woman than I could ever be! There is no way I would venture out into the uncharted world of the grocery store with multiples. I can barely stand to go by myself!!