Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Miracle

Shopping with my kids is torture. Most of the time I don't do it. I wait until Vince gets home to do any real shopping. Rylie has always hated sitting in a stroller or shopping cart. She screams to get out. She wants to get up and walk, but the problem is she also wants to run away! Cesalie is the same way. I have never been able to just put a kid in the stroller and stroll the mall or a favorite store. I must admit, I get extremely jealous when I see other babies/kids sitting in their strollers eating Cheerios or relaxing with their sippy cups, while my kid is throwing Cheerios and sippy cups along with screaming they want OUT!

Yesterday we all went to the mall. Rylie was being Rylie and refused to sit in a stroller. Cesalie screamed and cried alot! They were both pretty bad. But at least there was me, Vince and Karlie to deal with them.

Since Rylie and Cesalie were being so bad we decided to REWARD them with a visit to Santa! That was fun! More on that later w/ some pictures. Yes, I teach my kids that if they misbehave, then they can go see Santa and give him a list of presents they WANT.(Actually, maybe Santa was punishment for Cesalie because she screamed her head off when she saw him.)

After Santa, back to shopping AND THEN A MIRACLE OCCURRED- I sat on a bench with Karlie and Rylie, while Cesalie was in her stroller and Vince ran into a store. Cesalie was actually just sitting there being quiet. I was talking w/ Karlie and Rylie, when I glanced over at Cesalie and saw this............................

YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS A MIRACLE-READY?????....................................









A child of mine asleep in a stroller???? You don't understand- it has never happened-ever! You just don't know how excited I was. In my ten years of being a mom, I have never had a kid fall asleep in a stroller while I shopped. So, there you have it-my Christmas miracle.

1 comment:

Debbie Yost said...

Oh, I know how you feel on the sleeping in the stroller part. However, I have found a trick with Peanut when we go to Target. She LOVES popcorn, so for $1.00 I can get a bag of popcorn and a coke for me. I can shop for an hour while she happily eats her popcorn. It's amazing. She has started to want to ride in the main part of the cart, though, which can be a problem and when we go to Costco she insists that Diva sits next to her, which is not fun for me when I have to lift a 40 pound kid over my head to get her in those huge carts!