Thursday, August 19, 2010

I don't speak...

First day of school clothes
Five children in a small space
Some of them pooping

So this haiku means I took the kids to Kohls for first day of school (does anyone hear angels singing) clothing. I buy pretty much everything at the Value Thrift store, which is a great store, but for first day of school clothing, I let them buy new. I haven't ever been into Kohls before (awesome store!) and I noticed immediately the massive amount of crap the store has shoved into it for our enjoyment and discount pleasure. Babies stay in the cart for minute? Maybe? The girls all need my help. They all want sparkly hooker clothing made in just their size. Nope. No. Not that. No. Nope...okay, you can get that. That is too small. Yes, it is too small, I am looking at you wearing it, and it doesn't fit. It is too small!!! Whatever, you can get it, but you have to get the next size up.

Thomas the Train which my son replys "choo choo". So cute. Baby girl poops. No diaper, no wipes. Haul everyone to the bathroom and use the brown paper towels they have. Naked butt happening, but I figure that there is so much crap in the store, if she pees no-one will notice (she didn't).

Go back out. The babies head off in two different directions. Mens department and purses. Big girls want socks. I say no. More bickering between us, with what was supposed to be a fun time, now just getting dirty looks from other customers. (Okay, this all could have been in my mind.) The babies are probably kidnapped at this point, who knows where they are. I see them every 30 seconds running through the aisles. I yell for the sisters to keep track of the babies. Baby boy comes back and has also pooped. Off to the bathroom for another makeshift diaper change.

Come back, decide to get the Thomas jammies, yell at the kids to MAKE A DECISION and declare to them that I am leaving now!!

Attempt to leave. Spot a candle that I have to have, check out, and manage to spend 118.00 on three new first day of school outfits, a couple extra shirts and pants for big girls, two Thomas the train jammies (which they are wearing) matching outfit for the girl baby, and a couple of shirts for him.

But hey, I saved 187.00 they say.

1 comment:

  1. Loved "sparkly hooker clothing." So true.

    Also, not to break your Kohls shopping spirit, but they totally double the price on everything and then put it on sale so you feel like you're getting a deal. But I'm guessing you already figured that out. Either way, their thomas jammies are usually about $1-3 cheaper than target so woohoo!