Sunday, June 3, 2007

A Big First!

As hard as it may be for some of you to beleive, today was the kids' first trip to a store! That's right, they are almost a year old and today was the first time we ever took them to a store of any kind. We went to Lowe's.

We were on our way home from church, and Jim mentioned needing to go to Lowe's at some point, and jokingly asked if I wanted to go right then. He should know by now that I'm always ready for the kids to have a new experince, so I said, "Yeah, let's go! I'll bet the kids will love it!" About that time, Thomas shrieked his displeasure about being in the car, and Jim suggested he just run in real quick and grab what he needed. He would be super fast. I told him he was chicken and the kids would be fine. He didn't comment, and it could be merely a coincidence, but he drove to Lowe's and asked if we should get one cart or two!

So we parked near some carts, got the kids out of their car seats, grabbed two carts and put two kids in each one. They LOVED it! They just looked around and smiled at everyone and laughed with joy the whole time. They were much better behaved than the slightly older child we passed who was screaming loudly at his mother. I felrt bad for her and her son who didn't know how lucky he was to be able to go to the store anytime someone wanted to go.

So it was a big time and we strolled around Lowe's longer than we needed to since we had gone to the trouble of unloading the kids and all. We got a lot of looks, but surprisingly few people accosted us. Other stores would probably have been a diiferent experience entirely.

Unfortunately, we didn't have a camera with us, but the faces looked a lot like these...


Anonymous said...

Those are some good looking kids!!

Becky said...

i can hardly get out with three, and two of them can walk on their own. congrats for accomplishing the unimaginable.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the kids finally got to go shopping. Next time - Toys 'R Us!

Tonya said...

I have been in tears reading your posts--both thinking about my experience as a mom and what it must be like with 4. Thanks for sharing your stories!-Tonya (thought I would leave a comment for all your hard work)