Sunday, December 7, 2008

Shopping in the Square

Come join us on a  typical jaunt through one of those several cute, open air shopping areas.


Miley: Grasps tight to my hand and uses a gentle tug at each and every 'cool' store and begs to go in just for a minue "And I won't ask for anything!" Yeah, she's a tween and therefore believes her parents are dumb.

Sarah: Sways from mommy to daddy looking to be picked up because her legs "are sooo tired and they don't want to work any more!" Until of course, something catches her eye--then the legs wake up. And then the begging begins.....This is when we pretend to be deaf.

Dino: The perfect son. Because moms of 4 deserve one easy kid.  He picks the parent with the open hand and walks beside her/him. He does look around a bit "It's Christmas. Pretty." 

Spanky: Feels no need to hold a hand or stay with us. Why be limited to where your family is when the rest of the world is so cool? Running into the street. Refusing to budge at certain points. Not letting anyone touch him. And lots and lots of screaming if he can't do the things previously mentioned. We get lots of looks thanks to spirited Spanky.

And this is why I shop online. 

18 comments:

mah-meeee said...

ah, i only have two kids and i already shop online. can't stand hauling two of them through the mall...

kudos to you in taking all four of them out shopping. don't know how you do it!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh Miss Mom, this is too cute (easy for me to say!), especially Spanky's perspective on limiting oneself! The legs that work selectively is also very creative.

Grins & giggles for your week ahead!
tp

PS: Love, loved, love your post about parenting and nipping things in the bud. Good on you Miss Mom, good on you.

Elaine A. said...

You're a smart woman. I am doing a lot of online shopping this year too!

McMommy said...

Yes!!! Online shopping is the best shopping ever invented!!!!! The only stores I really venture to with my kids in tow are Target and the grocery store...and it's not fun.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Oh, my favorite is when you're holding a small child (preferrably small, anyway) and the child arches his/her back and leans back, like he/she is going to do a back dive out of your arms. THAT'S fun. trying to hold onto the child so he/she doesn't get to know the pavement firsthand, eye-to-eye. That's the reason I do that one extra set of bicep curls at the gym.

ria said...

Yeah been there.. and with just ONE, you brave brave woman! :)

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dani said...

yep, lisa... tis the season:P
love,
dani

Gabrielle said...

I CONCUR!!! I don't go anywhere near the mall, now that they are all preteens! UGH! Oh, but I love them, anyway! Good luck on the challenge at skinny jeans!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

OH I remember those days.....Don't you just love the on-line shopping! :)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Mine is very very Spanky-like. It's only recently he'll act a little more Dino-like. I'm shocked you go out with all four into a mall at Christmas. BRAVE.

Oz said...

I only have one and I feel the need to shop online - or during lunch breaks at work.

Brian and Staci said...

Love it! You are oh so brave! I don't think I'd even try! Sweet Dino :)
Oh yea...we're goin' bowlin'....in Orlando :) YOU TOO!!! Now, this is when I enter into a little depression...just waiting until January :( At least there's the NFL to watch until then :)

Brian and Staci said...

Love it! You are oh so brave! I don't think I'd even try! Sweet Dino :)
Oh yea...we're goin' bowlin'....in Orlando :) YOU TOO!!! Now, this is when I enter into a little depression...just waiting until January :( At least there's the NFL to watch until then :)

Amanda said...

Shopping online is great!
Spankly sounds just like what my boys have all done at one stage or another!
Love,
Amanda x

Clare said...

oh, i can picture it now, it sounds so sweet and a bit crazy at the same time. i love it!

CC said...

Oh the joys. I can totally see why shopping online would be a DREAM for a mom of 4! It's hard enough with 2.

Jennifer H said...

I have just two, and I don't like to go shopping with them!

Shopping online? So much easier.

andreawilliams said...

amen that that! online shopiing is the best or shopping while the hubby has the kids. i swear when i am alone i look at every little thing to expand my time!