Today I unlocked a new Mom Achievement. Today the Twins and I went to the grocery store without ANY help. I’m elated! I can’t tell you the last time I was so proud of myself! It was beautiful and so freeing! I spent the entire time grinning like a fool. I never thought I’d be so excited about something so mundane.
Going to the grocery store has become an ordeal. I usually either order groceries and go pick up, send my husband (who comes back with extras that make me happy but also make my butt bigger), get up super early on a Saturday while the kids are still asleep, or I have to wait until he gets home and by that point I’m usually over it. Their car seats take up the entire buggy and since they are so small they only recently started being able to sit in restaurant high chairs and grocery carts. I strapped The Hun to my chest facing out and The Conqueror sat strapped into the buggy.
They took in all the new sights and smells and sounds and waved their hands and feet all around. They laughed and giggled and I sang to them and made faces because motherhood has somehow made me even harder to embarrass than I was before. We even shared a sample of some super tasty white cheddar. I managed to talk to an old friend and his lovely new wife we were there. No one cried or threw things or had a diaper blowout. I can only hope the rest of our grocery trips are this way. I’m overjoyed with our first experience whatever the rest may look like. Super Mommy wins this round!