Sunday, May 1, 2011

ARRRGHHHH!

What happens when you try to explain to a toddler that riding on the outside of the cart can be dangerous, no matter how many jerky kids with irresponsible parents you see doing it in Target?

This:

I tried to get her standing -- twice. She slid back down. I tried to pick her up and carry her. She made her body so heavy I swear it was made out of lead. Finally, her Dad just threw her over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. A screaming sack of potatoes.

At least it tired her out. I'm going to drink wine now.

20 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

I have many terrible memories of my brother doing this when we were young. I think it's why we used the Don't Be A Penny bit on his kids at that age.

manders said...

hahahaha! i have a photo of my niece in an identical pose after i told her she had to wait her turn to play in a much coveted ride-in police car

Nicole said...

Sorry, momma. Kids are sometimes real jerks. Real, sack of screaming jerk potatoes. Loved that line of yours. :)

Dr. Cynicism said...

Sounds and looks quite worthy of wine. You enjoy!

LL Cool Joe said...

I'll join in the wine or is that whine?

Riot Kitty said...

OMG I am trying so hard not to laugh...but I am failing! Hope your night went better.

G said...

Ahhhhh...the joys of trying to carry a squirming two year old hip deep in the middle of temper tantrum.

Granny Annie said...

This happened to me in the grocery store with my toddler son while I was trying to manage a cart full of groceries and my infant daughter. I did all I could do to get him up but he refused so...I drug him aisle to aisle by the arm, dusting the entire grocery store. Today someone would have called child protective services on me.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Meg the Prostrate. I can't wait to see her as a teenager!

:)

Ellie

Kelly said...

Mea has pulled this at Target over not getting something she wanted, probably around the same age as Meg. I had things that had to be purchased, so I shoved her into the cart, ignored her and let her wail.

I can't tell you how many dirty looks I got from people who would have given in just to shut their kid up, but sometimes your kid just needs to know who's boss.

Amanda said...

You do realize that this was just payback for your stigmata on Saturday, right?

Mandy_Fish said...

Is it awful that I just laughed and laughed when I saw this? You'll have your day, however. My baby girl is only 1 and I'm sure she'll be collapsed on the floor of Target within the next year or two.

Erin said...

The awesomest part of this is that you took a photo of it. :-)

Little Girl::Big Glasses said...

In her teen years, this picture is going to be your most valuable weapon.

Jen Has A Pen said...

OH.MY.MEG. Girlfriend might need a shock collar. :-)

Jill VT said...

You go! This is such a tough, crazy age...by the way, thanks for your comment on my blog. Woke me up a bit!

dufmanno said...

My little guy likes to call his shenanigans "going boneless". So while he screams his body appears limp and lifeless as I try to gather him up from the floor. This makes bystanders think I've snapped his spine while trying to drag him from the store.

They like to make comments about my parenting and the barely concealed rage that I'm clearly not dealing with as I stomp off.

Hippo Brigade said...

Oooh, I like your new design. It's so gray. Gray happens to be my favorite color right now. That and aqua and yellow, and sometimes, if the mood strikes, magenta.
At least Meg threw her tantrum in the middle of the Target floor, and not in the middle of the Nordstrom parking lot like Berlyn. She did the same thing as Meg, threw herself on the ground, but instead of on-coming carts filled with detergent, it was on-coming minivans filled with softball teams.

Oh that was a glass of wine day for sure.

I love that you took a picture. That's the spirit.

lifeisacrapshoot said...

That is SUCH an epic picture. Love it!

howaboutfree said...

Best blog post ever. Meg rocks.