Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Adventures in Parenting or Potty Training Gone Bad
Fast forward. We went to Kroger...all of us, and I don't really like bringing the whole gang with me when I go grocery shopping. They can ruin a grocery budget like nobody's business. We had gotten all that we needed and then some and headed to the checkout lane. Deron took the kids over to the Redbox...all except Grace. He let her stay with me. She sat down in the little grocery cart car. She got out to stand by me. She sat back down and stood back up. Uncharacteristic. Then, she asked me to hold her.
All the sudden, my shirt was warm and wet. I know she did not just... Yep. She did. After many a day of no accidents, she had one in the checkout lane at Kroger, and I was alone. Great. I didn't know what to do. It would not have been an easy task to abandon ship and get to the restroom. Then, I saw Deron and signaled to him that I needed him to hurry and haul the chillins out to the van. I know people thought I was crazy. The lady behind me said she had a two-year-old and that she knew how it was. Then, she saw the other three kids walk up with Deron, and she gave me this look that said, "Lady, you've got three other kids. Don't you know how it is?"
We went home and Grace sat, naked as a little jay-bird, wrapped up in a little Kroger bag. Good times.
Moral of the story: I'm so glad we bought a carpet and upholstery cleaner. Some of the best money we've ever spent.