It was Monday morning and we needed to go to the grocery store. Some days just getting five kids thorugh the store, remembering the items I needed on the list I left at home, getting the groceries from the car to our house and then unloaded feels like a daunting task. I have five little helpers and five distractions. Trying to remember your coupons and make sure someone doesn't fall out of the cart and herd three or four children together can feel like brain overload some days.
Yesterday was such a day. It was getting way too close to lunch and it felt like we were hanging on by a thread to any resemblance of being "put together". I went into a line with a familiar cashier who I like but always get the feeling she is annoyed with me. Maybe its the chaos... I don't know.
Anyways by the time we got to the car and got everyone and the groceries in I was feeling a bit flustered to say the least.
"I'm sorry for snapping" I said to the kids as we backed out of the parking space. "I know you are hungry and it took a long time. I was feeling frazzled because the cashier seemed annoyed with us."
"Why?" Sarah called out from the back seat.
"I don't know" I said letting out a big sigh.
"It's probably because she is jealous we have five kids."
I laughed out loud. Yep. That's probably it.