Today was trip #2 to Wal-Mart since I got home. Not too bad considering I've been home for 10 days now! We have been so blessed by church family bringing us dinners every few days and by those that brought us diapers, formula, and clothes for the kids. Not having to shop every 3 days has been a HUGE blessing for us (not to mention not having to think of and cook dinners!)
Mike decided to be brave and keep the 3 older kids while I went to the grocery store. Granted Micah's the "high maintenance" one so it was a good one to be separated from the others. He sat in his carseat for the entire trip and didn't let out a peep! I thought I'd end up having to carry him, feed him, etc. during this quick outing but he was a little angel!
Micah liked looking at all the people and even got a glance at the Easter Bunny that was visiting the store (we didn't go get a picture and risk an unhappy ending to our nice trip!).
I think one of the benefits to having 4 kids is that with 2 or even 3 when I was watching a friend's child my husband assumed it's no big deal to grocery shop. But with 4, for some reason, he realizes it would be hard. I'm not sure what the defining factor is but I'm not complaining! Grocery shopping with just one was a breeze!!
I have a question for you all as well-- if you have a child that is too big for an infant carrier and yet not sitting up (or anywhere close to sitting up yet- ie:not holding their head up well), what do you put them in to grocery shop? Micah's in an infant seat. Brianna can sit in the shopping cart. But if I bring Emma to the store, what can I do with her? I guess maybe she'll just have to be carried in the sling. Or I'll have to make some sort of contraption to lay her in the 'seat' area. For now she doesn't need to go with me and be exposed to any more germs while we wait for her OHS. Just a thought for the future although I'm hoping she'll get strong quickly and be sitting soon after her open heart :)
Maybe Mike realizes all that and he's actually taking care of Emma?? Or would that be giving him too much credit? I bet I'll find out now whether my DH really reads my blog or not :0)