Play Dates & Why I Shouldn't Shop With My Kids

Our 3 day weekend started off with a bang. Literally. And that bang was followed by a squeal. The bang was Little Dude's toy laptop meeting his sister's head. And the squeal, well, that was obviously GG. I don't think I have ever jumped out of bed faster!

My theory is that they are still tired from Friday. We had a pool party for Girl Scouts and after that the kids had a play date at a friend's house. This was Little Dude's first ever play date. I must admit I shed a tear. But then I shed another one because I realize that with no kids in the car, I couldn't take advantage of the HOV lane to get the husband from work. And traffic was horrible yesterday!

Today was my turn for a play date. My BFF had to go to the outlet stores because she ran out of time to get what she needed Friday. Of course I was going with her. I had a gift card burning a hole on my pocket! But do you think I could find what I wanted? Of course not. So we window shopped instead, with a detour into Le Gourmet Chef to sample all the goodies! Yum! It felt so nice to spend a few hours away from the house without our kids. But at the same time I was determined to get what I went out for.

When I got back home, I relieved the husband and tortured myself by taking the kids to Target. Apparently Target is the best place to have races and play hide and seek. In between telling the kids to stop running and trying to find which clothes rack they were under, I did manage to find an awesome sundress. Item #1 on my list - check! Didn't find the other stuff I needed so off to Kohls we went.

Yes I like to take my kids to stores to torture myself.

The same games were played at Kohls, but thankfully there weren't as many people there to give me dirty looks.

I searched high and low and finally found where the flip flops were. Damn them for rearranging the store on me! After sorting through the bling and heels, I finally found a pair of plain black ones. Item #2 - check!

I also learned that flip flops make great instruments. Thanks Little Dude for adding to the embarrassment of me looking like the mean mom.

While I drug them to the check out we worked our way to the check out, I found another awesome sundress. Score! I tried a few on and GG helped me pick which color looked best. I looked at the price and realized that, with the rest of my gift card, I would only have to pay a few bucks. Score again!

It is been along time since I have bought something just for me. And although I still can't find a bathing suit I like, I did get 3 other things. I think it was a pretty good day.

Now I have a new dress, freshly painted nails, and some awesome shoes I borrowed from my mom to wear to the Memorial Day picnic we are going to. I must admit, I'm pretty excited!

Until next time....


Oka said...

I try, try, try to leave the kids with my husband when ever I can to go shopping. With an almost 13 year old and 9 year old boy who could care less about shopping, and rambunctious 2 and 6 year olds, it doesn't make for much fun. Feels worse than a chore if they are with me.

Glad you got to find something for yourself.

Tracie said...

I try not to shop with my kids. It stresses me out too much!

Glad you found some pretties! I hope you're having a great weekend!

BNM said...

congrats on getting some new stuff :)

takin kids to the store is pure torture for sure

Anonymous said...

when I was young, mum never took me shopping, as I got older, we started making it a weekly was one of our favorite times together ;)

Liz Mays said...

I love that you've been treating yourself lately and aren't sundresses the best?

carissa said...

it really is amazing how much of a treat it is to go shopping alone!!! yay for free samples at le gourmet! hope you have a great day!