Tuesday, April 7, 2009

and I thought I was just getting groceries

Well we had a nice little eventful trip to Kroger today.  I really like to go by myself to the store so I can browse, read and compare labels,  and sort through my coupon stash.  I have even been known to go to the store at 10-11 at night, just to go alone.  Well, today I didn't have a choice.  There were some things I had to have today, including ingredients to make a meal tonight for some friends who just had a baby.  So, I loaded the kids in the van and got to it.  As we were getting into the van, Gibson was asking all about Easter.  So we started talking again about what Easter is all about.  He thinks it's pretty cool that Jesus "defeated" death.  Then as I'm backing out of the driveway he says, "Mommy, I'm just so happy that you're praising the Lord.".  Hilarious!  So we drove our two minutes down the road to Kroger.  Unfortunately they were sad to find that  the new car carts our store has were all taken.  They have dubbed the new carts as "taxis" and they were so mad that they were gone.  I was a little upset too.  That new shiny little car made my last trip downright enjoyable.  They still got a car cart, just the nasty old ones with broken off steering wheels.  So off we went up and down the aisles, stopping at every free sample to keep the kids occupied.  They were doing great up until the freezer food section.  I was scanning the Green Giant vegetables when I started to hear some commotion.  As Moms, we have a wonderful ability to block out noise.  Finally I honed in and realized they were shouting at another kid.  He was happily riding in a "taxi" and they were not too happy about it!  They were saying that he stole their taxi.  Then Maya stood up, turned around to me, and said, "He is a STINKER!!!".  Oh my.  Thankfully the family was far enough away that they didn't hear.  Good gracious.  So we had a little chat how it isn't nice to call names.  Also that he didn't steal the taxi, poor thing.  So I got them settled and on we went.  As we were walking out of the store we were cut off at the pass...by none other than the Easter bunny.   OK, first of all, since when does the Easter bunny visit Kroger?  Second of all, he was downright scary looking.  I am not a fan of the big characters, but this bunny topped the list for freakishness.  The sassy hankercheif around his neck was the only saving grace.  And, he couldn't talk.  So he just holds out a basket of chocolates to the kids.  They stared up at him, also unable to talk.  I told them to go ahead and pick a piece, it was alright.  Then Gibson looked up at him and said, "You're not even a real bunny!  Bunnies can't walk up on two legs like people!  You are not real!".   Ah, my little realist.  
Never a dull moment folks.  Never a dull moment.


Amy said...

First born boys must just be realists!!! Broderick told me yesterday that the Easter Bunny isn't real and wanted to know how the treats got in the basket. He said, "I think you and daddy just do it." Funny how at five he has it figured out. Things like that just don't make sense to him. Great story...I love grocery store trip stories...they remind me I am not the only mother who deals with this kind of stuff.

Brandy said...

That's hilarious! There are always stories to be told about trips to the grocery store. Hopefully next time you are able to get a "taxi" to prevent a throw down in the middle of Kroger!