Riley and I were stuck inside while it rained yesterday for most of the day. The house was messy, I was hurting and there had been more bad news about my car. We needed to get out.
I called my mom and it was Grandma to the rescue! Riley was running through the house yelling "Gam-ma Com-min'" and laughing. She allowed me to dress her and do her hair without protest. We were both ready for bye-bye, big time. Grandma needed to go to Kohl's, Radio Shack and to return something at Target. I wanted to go to the real live bookstore. So, off we went in varying degrees of rain
At Kohl's we found Riley the most adorable dinosaur rug on clearance. It's a yellow and orange stegosaurus. She cried when she thought we were leaving him behind. I'm going to use it for the kid's area of the family room. I might get a few more they're so cute. Riley also scored a Little People camping play set courtesy of Grandma. It's adorable and all the little pieces store inside the tent so she played with it/carried it through all the other stores. Mommy also got Riley a much need package of panties, she wears them full time now.
Kohl's was a little rough because Riley was so wound up at finally being out. At one point Riley threw herself to the floor in the toy aisle, but we got through it quickly and moved on. After Kohl's we stopped at Target. While Grandma returned something Riley and I went to the ladies room. Riley sat right down on the princess potty and peed which was a miracle considering the monsoon we had just braved without an umbrella. It was enough to make me worry about my bladder control. In typical fashion I had 4 changes of shorts, but no shirt in the baby bag so she was stuck in her wet dress.
By the time we got to the 3rd store Riley was fussing. We sat in the car while Grandma ran in, but when she came out Riley was demanding "home! home!". We reassured her one more quick stop. I am an idiot. I ran to get my books and asked Grandma to walk around with her. We left the baby bag in the car. I am so embarrassed to tell you, but guess why Riley wanted to go home?
That's right she needed to use the potty again. Only the book store was so overwhelming to the senses she got distracted. I was obliviously searching the tiny wedding section for the two DIY Bride books I came for. Turns out they would have to order them for 3x what I could get them for on Amazon, no thanks. I grabbed my third and fourth choice and when I turned around Grandma was mouthing "We have to go". "I'm ready. Oh, does she need to go potty? Do you have the bag?". Again she mouths quietly "too late". Crap. She had peed on the rug like a puppy. They deserve baby pee on their rug anyway, jerks.
We race to the register where the ugliest most oblivious woman I have ever seen takes her sweet time to ring up my two books. Everyone else in line notices my unhappy toddler, but not her: "Do you have a rewards card?" "Yeah, but I was in a hurry so I left my keys in the car. It's ok" "It wouldn't be on a key chain. It's a card." "Oh, right. Maybe I have it. (I check)No, it's ok." "I can look it up for you." "That's ok. I remember it expired." "Just let me try your phone number" At this point I'm screaming at her in my head "Are you f-ing kidding me? Do you not hear the protests from my toddler who just relieved herself on your rug? I said not to worry about it." "That's ok, really." "It'll just take a second, what's the phone number" (Can't take-a-hintville is missing one of their own) I rattle off a number and sigh loudly "It's expired." (what a surprise) "Want to renew it for $25 and save $3 today?" "No thanks, not today." "Are you sure." "Yes." I finally pay at which point she passes the bag over the counter saying "The handle broke on the bag." Why in the world should the girl on crutches with the toddler have to ask for a new bag? Why would you assume that was ok? Come on!
It was a day.