Monday, August 24, 2009

Dear Fellow Sams Customers,

Thank you for your concern today.
Thank you for your helpful stares and scowls at me as I discipline my 3 year old.
While it may seem like I am a bad parent letting my child scream in the corner, really I am trying my best. Yes, I am willing to do a time out here a few feet away from where you are drowning your hot dog in mustard. Yes, I am going to let him cry as you attempt to have all your over-sized items counted at the door. No, I promise he will not suffer any long term issues from his mother leaving him on the concrete floor for 2 minutes to "think about his behavior". In fact, I would like to argue that by being willing to follow through with discipline in any location is proof that my child will be a positive contributor to society. Unlike your child who gets what he wants in order to make him behave, my child is going to understand the consequences of his actions.
Don't let his cuteness fool you. He is 3 years old and certainly acts like it. I would even like to claim that the threes might be worse than those terrible twos.
This might not be the last time you see his sweet little blond head sitting in the corner.
I apologize for any inconvenience my children might have caused today....or in the future.
A Tired Shopper and Mom

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It wasn't me officer!

We hosted the National Neighborhood Night Out Ice Cream Social on Tuesday for our neighborhood. We had a blast being social over ice cream. Danny thought all his friends were coming over for a birthday do you explain buying ice cream on a kid's birthday, but not for him? We even had a police officer stop by to talk about safety with the kids and he let them check out his fancy unmarked car(yeah, isn't that everyone's least favorite cop?!) Josh was a sticky ice cream mess and I snapped this photo of him with a "who me?" look on his face.

"Nope, I didn't touch the ice cream and m&ms....really, officer!"