Marion and I went to the grocery store this morning. With the grocery cart, umbrella, and list of things we needed. I'm learning.
Marion managed to walk about 95% of the way, very, very slowly. Progress, but Mommy was anxious.
Once at the grocery store, Marion seemed ready to let her energy out. Touching everything, pushing everything, and trying to throw whatever she could into the basket.
Finally, I took our blue grocery granny cart out of the store grocery cart and put her in the seat.
Sidenote: What do people do when they take the granny cart to the store? Do you fill that with your groceries? Because navigating the store with the toddler, the granny cart, and the store cart was not fun.
Anywho, Marion didn't want to go in the store grocery cart seat. She stood up, hoping I would catch her before she tumbled out of the seat.
Then, Mommy remembered she had some sweet crackers in her bag from Ikea. I put her back in the grocery seat and fed her these crackers for the rest of the trip. So while I was navigating the store with the store grocery cart, my blue granny cart, and Marion in the cart seat, Marion sat patiently in the seat eating her "cookies".
Well, she sat patiently unless Mommy did not respond fast enough to "More please." Then she started whining.
I was tired and tense as I made my way to the check out counter. I unloaded our items onto the belt and things seemed to be going fine. I was shoving crackers Marion's way consistently and my timing wasn't off.
Then a woman got in line behind us and put her pastries on the belt.
All hell broke lose.
Marion started screaming "I want popcorn! I want popcorn!" and went into full meltdown mode.
What the hell? Marion, the lady had pastries, not popcorn.
But I tried to soothe her while getting our groceries into my granny cart. And of course she would pick a day where I am getting a significant amount of groceries to break down.
So there she sat, losing it in the cart. And there I was, stuffing things into my granny cart with people looking at us.
Reminded me of one of my all time favorite online videos. Except she wasn't this bad.