Today the kids and I headed to Fred Myer to get a few basics. We are always in need of bananas for some reason. This time it was really essential to go because I was down to about 5 diapers, and that was if I checked the glove compartment of the car and the junk drawer in the kitchen. So off we went to Freddy's with the big kids thinking I am a big "Meanner" for taking them away from their friends. Never-mind that these little neighbor kids were rude to them and made them cry earlier in the day, nope, I was a meanner for making them leave.
Once at Fred Myer what should we see but a big Umpqua trailer. Hmmm, what could this be? FREE ICE CREAM!! woohoo! "Mom how did you know ice cream was my favorite?" For those of you who don't know Abigail, anything she likes at the moment is her favorite. So the kids (even Miriam) get their little sample cones and we head into the store. Things are looking up. After all, I have gone from being a meanner, to allowing ice cream in the middle of the afternoon. Then, you guessed it, disaster strikes. Not but a few licks in and Abbie's hits the floor. A quick scoop with a produce bag saves us from having to call the mop guy but I am afraid ice cream is exempt from the 5 sec. rule. No more ice cream and she had to watch Miriam eat hers, and drip it everywhere too. Never fear, although I made her wait until we were done getting our purchases the nice man at the Umpqua booth let her have another scoop and all was right with the world once more.
-Christina (Who has decided that if I don't sign my posts you won't always know who is writing)