Okay, it’s not really grocery shopping…
We all went to Home Depot the other day to pick up some flowers & things for the house. First of all, I have to say that Home Depot gets the gold star for best carts. It’s fun for the kids & leaves me plenty of room for my goods.
I had Ava & Garrett in my cart & Grady was in Adam’s cart. All of a sudden Ava goes, “Let’s race.” Instantly, Adam glanced back & began taunting us with his challenging grin. I was already too far behind him & knew it would be futile to try to catch him…at that moment. So, I told Ava, “No, I don’t think we should race right now.”
By now Ava & Garrett were excited. “Come on Mommy, you can beat Daddy!
And then we got another challenging look from Daddy.
“We’ll race later,” was my reply. And then I told my husband that I’d clip the back of his heels with my cart if he didn’t stop teasing us!
Now, if you know me, you get that there is just no way that I won’t step up to the challenge. So, I instantly began strategizing. We made it down to one end of the store & had to turn around. I knew this was my moment!
“Hey honey, look at these cool rocks. What do you think they’re for?”
It worked like a charm. He stopped to examine them & while he was in the middle of his theory, I quickly passed him with my cart.
Ava: “We’re winning!”
Me: “Yes we are!!”
Adam: “Kelly be careful, you’re about to drop your phone.”
Oh, he is so sneaky! And I fell for it!! I slowed down enough to glance down, only to realize it was a tactic he used to try to pass me.
I was left with only one option. I will say that I’m not proud of my decision, but hey, my kids wanted to win the race.
I quickly turned my cart to the left to block him. It worked, but then both of our carts went into a floor display & we almost took down a worker. (Don’t you just love the example we set for our kids – yikes!) We both quickly offered our apologies & then continued on.
You’d think at this time one of us would have had the sense to stop this silly race. Wrong! I kept my cart in the middle of the aisle so he couldn’t pass us & Mommy’s cart made it to the end of the store first.
Ava & Garrett cheered & I smiled. Adam was a good sport & Grady had no idea what just happened, but laughed anyway.
It was fun, but I don’t think my husband & I are allowed to shop together anymore!