Last weekend I decided to brave the crazy Labor Day weekend grocery stores. We had zero food in the house. Desperate times, you know? So we packed up the kids, I left hubs and the kiddo at Barnes and Noble to play and headed to the store with the little man.
Did I mention that it was raining? Like a total down pour. Like get the ark ready kind of rain.
I pull into the parking lot, thinking that I’d wait it out. I hadn’t yet assembled my Moby-Style Wrap, which I use to carry the little man just about anytime we leave the house. I didn’t want to end up drentched as I attempted to wrap him to myself. So I thought and thought and thought. Until brillance struck.
I’d simply get the wrap ready, crawl from the the front seat to the back seat, squeeze myself in between the two car seats, put the little man in the wrap, then quickly exit from the back of the car and high tail it to the store.
This is exactly what I did. Except I failed to remember that Hubs had recently turned on the child safety locks. Which meant that while I could open the doors from outside of the car, I could not open them from inside the car. Which is now where I sat, the little man wrapped to my body. Trapped.
So what did I do? What any good mom would do. I half slid and then fell into the drivers seat. I swung my legs into the passenger seat and then shimmied the rest of my body over. From there I very casually exited the car and made a mad dash to the store.
I’m pretty sure that no one saw this clever escape. It’s not like people were sitting in their cars, waiting out the rain. It’s not like half of the parking lot was filled. It’s not like most of the store witnessed my ballerina-like moves on the car.
Oh wait. That’s exactly what it’s like.
The lengths we go for our kids.
Take for instance trying to mix up the normal PBJ routine. Lunch time can be such a bore, making the same sandwiches day and day after day. I don’t care that the kiddo loves PBJ, I’m tired of making them!
I thought I’d try something new. Apples and peanut butter are pretty awesome together, so why not make a sandwich out if that? The bread is swapped out for thinly sliced apples, smothered with peanut butter, topped with Craisins and drizzled with honey. All finished off with another apple.
Take that PBJ.
- Apple, Granny Smith is a favorite at our house
- Peanut Butter
- Craisins or Raisins
- Cream Cheese
- Granola or Oats
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Thinly slice the apples, with or with the skin, about 1/4" thick. Using a small sharp knife, cut out the seeds in each slice.
- Top one apple slice with peanut butter
- Top with Craisins
- Drizzle with honey
- Top with another slice of apple