Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hero Cookie Please!

I do believe I deserve a Hero Cookie today.

Eldest daughter has gone for training for work. She is a single mom thanks to worthless and needed a babysitter for two nights and two days................straight!!! Hers are 4 and 2 both female. Reminder, I have a 4 and 2 year old as well!

My mom called. She needs a ride to her diabetic clinic.

So this morning I piled four toddlers, all in car seats, snacks and sippy cups to the city. Picked up mom and brought her to the diabetic clinic. This is always a long visit, so I went to the Bulk Barn with the kids. The two year olds in the cart, the four year olds helping me.I had a $3.00 off coupon when you purchase $10. worth of goods. I bought $14.13 and got my $3,00 discount.

Shopper's Drug Mart is in the same plaza. So we all walk to it and get the weekly needs.I also had coupons for some free items, in cosmetics for daughters gift giving. All excepted

Back to the van and fur car seats to lock in (It takes forever). Mom still was not done. We sat there for 25 minutes in car seats playing 'eye spy'.

We drive mom home, only my dad is there waiting with his grocery list and bags. Great! With four kids, well okay I felt somewhat ready.

I had done my homework on meal planning for the next two weeks and have some in the freezer. I had a grocery plan and list and flyers and coupons with me. Not ideal company, 4 kids under four and a dementia father but we did it. I got everything but potatoes on my list. I hackled the cashier down with flyers from competitor stores, reducing my bill by $15.75. I also stocked up of mega sale items for future meals. My groceries was $62.03 including a hugh bag of dog food. I also got some free items with coupons.

Back to my folks and second daughter was there. She took the kids to the park so I could strip my folks bed and do the wash, wash the kitchen floor, and the yucky bathrooms. We left around 3pm. Kids knocked off in the van one by one. I slipped into the small farm produce center for potatoes ( half the price of grocery store) where I could see the kids from the window. Yes I left them in a locked van! And we went home.

Unloading was terrible as they wanted everything in their sight. Now we are getting ready for supper. I would love some duct tape........please. I am looking forward to chores tonight. Cows are more quiet then this!


Jane and Chris said...

WOW! You deserve more than a cookie!
Jane x

Paula said...

I bet you are looking forward to bedtime (theirs and yours). What a crazy day. You get Oma and Daughter of the year award. I don't know what I'd do without my Mom. Ella's never stayed with a stranger. I hope your daughter appreciates you too.

Have a good long soak in the tub!

Buttons said...

Four kids YIKES !!!! B

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are one in a million and deserve a medal......good luck.


Anonymous said...

Like Buttons stated "with 4 kids"
Oh My you are my hero!

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