...stores that is. For one day. Or for a 2, 4, and 6 year old. Or an 8 month pregnant woman. But definitely when you put ALL those factors together, it's not a good idea.
That was our day. We had three errands this morning - the post office, then Target (including a return...always yuck), then Lowe's. The kids actually did pretty good through those 3. We headed home to play a bit, have lunch, and naps. I even got to lay down for an hour and was feeling hopeful about the afternoon.
We left the house at about 3 pm and went out to Babies R Us first, then Sam's Club and Walmart. Walmart was where the wheels started coming off. They did well the first half and then everyone started losing it. My cell phone was ringing, couldn't find a couple of things I needed, kids going bananas, etc. Sigh. Got home at 6:15 pm. I had called David on the way home and asked him to put a frozen pizza in the oven for dinner, so we were able to get home, get ALL the groceries unloaded, eat, and get kids in bed.
David's working on putting a ceiling fan up in the boys' room now, the other kids are all in bed. I still have dinner dishes to put away, some toys to clean up in the playroom, a birthday present to wrap, and pantry groceries to put away. But I think I'm just going to sit in the boys' room with David and talk to him for a bit. We both had long days. Don't have the energy to tackle any of that other stuff right now. Later.
And it will all be worth it tomorrow when the PARTY begins! There's even some surprises to be had.....