Today I achieved Mommy Bliss. No, I didn’t get Potty Nirvana. Nor did I get Blessed Couple Time. Or even Private Time. I got one of the most elusive prizes in all of Mommydom……….
I went grocery shopping alone.
I don’t know how I got Tom to agree. It must have been my mad skillz in bed because he just said “Okay”. No begging and pleading, wheeling and dealing, just okay. He agreed a week in advance and didn’t go back on it.
I’m still in shock.
I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it was to not have to buckle and unbuckle three wriggly bodies. No reminding jam hands to hold together and not to run in the parking lot. The lack of whine about which jumbo cart ( truck, green seat or gray seat) was astounding.
I even parked the rolling living room in the furthest spot from the store just so I could enjoy the walk. It was such a beautiful day I figured, why not? And I didn’t just walk, I sashayed. I strutted the stuff I no longer have like I still had it.
It was just delicious.
I had my list mostly made out but I didn’t really need it. Why, you ask? Because I remembered almost everything on my list and then some.
Amazing, isn’t it?
That’s right folks. When left alone, I can form an actual coherent thought. Not just a thought, but a thought process. I wasn’t interrupted on a 15 second basis to entertain, decipher, buckle back in, feed or kiss an imaginary boo boo. It was like some one smacked me upside the head and said ” MOMMY BRAIN, BE GONE!”.
Total in store time – 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Try doing that with three kids under 4. I dare you.
I was so thrilled to be done that fast I didn’t even complain to the manager when the cashier jammed a months worth of meat into one bag. I should have though. If I wanted that, I would have saved myself the extra 20 minute drive and gone to Walmart.
I got home and the house was clean ( normal for Tom to do) and the kids were just finishing dinner. No one was crabby from being forced to sit for a 40 minute car ride then 2-3 hours in a cart and then a 40 minute ride home. No one was hungry or tired or carsick.
Did I mention it was pure bliss.
I’m gonna have to figure out how it happened so I can do it again next month.