humor, mommyhood

Too Small!

I took little T.Puzzle with me to Kohl’s. It was a bold move. Mad Dog and I have a cruise coming up (9 days and counting) and I wanted to look for some dressy clothes for our dinners (I’m sensing stretchy, Mommy-pants just won’t cut it). I made one round through the store, grabbed the items with promise and headed to the dressing room. Unfortunately or fortunately (depends on if you ask Mad Dog or me), I liked every single thing I tried on (I can’t remember the last time that happened!).

T.Puzzle was mostly agreeable. He alternated playing cars and Power Rangers. Although he seemed to be enjoying this outing, he was a tough critic. He told me that everything I tried on was ‘too small’. Let’s just say, he’s no Tim Gunn.

We headed out of the dressing room and looped through the remainder of the store. He was having fun looking at everything and being respectably well-behaved. We go to check-out and the cashier peers down at T.Puzzle and comments on how cute he is. Of course he takes this exact moment to go crazy. He steals the cart and makes a run for it. You would of thought he was wanted by the law he was booking so fast. He’s weaving in a precarious, crazy-eight twirl (I give him props for creativity of movement), and I wrangle him back to the counter. Somehow I manage to complete the transaction.

The cashier tells me my total and how much I ‘saved’. I told her I would use that money towards a babysitter so the next time I could check-out in peace.

4 thoughts on “Too Small!”

  1. I laughed out loud at the “Tim Gunn” statement. Too funny!! I love Kohls. I can not wait to see what you picked out. I am so happy that you and Mad Dog are going on a cruise. That will be so nice for you! Can’t wait to see the pics.

    1. Unfortunately, the way he was speaking to me reminds me of his big brother. Even though he is much more shy, he is almost as directive and opinionated as Frack. He was cracking me up saying, “to small, Mommy! Too small!” which certainly was not the case. For me to completely fill out a dress (meaning on top), I would have to be shopping in the children’s section.

    1. We are going with my in-laws. We took them last year and it was a blast. It’s the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer which was started by Stefanie Spielman (a personal hero of mine) who lost her battle with cancer this past fall. It’s for a great cause and there are dozens of Buckeyes (mostly former football players as well as other notable athletes). So, you get a fun time, raise money for a great cause and my die-hard Buckeye fan of a husband is in heaven. Win-win all the way through. We have a baby-sitter for the boys who they love very much.

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