Why do I do this to myself?
Actually, the shopping experience wasn't horrible. It was the post check out that almost did us in.
He informed me that I would have to go back to the cashiers and have them ring up a slice of pizza and then return with the receipt.
So, I wheel my beast of a cart back through the masses to the incredibly busy check out lines. As I look desperately for a cashier who can just ring up this one blasted thing for me, I notice that Sassy has laid a triple pack of ground beef over her like a blanket, and Mr. Jenkins is attempting to wrestle it from her so he can have a turn "tucking himself in."
I am confident that there is going to be a ground meat disaster momentarily.
I finally catch the eye of an employee at the "merchandise pick up station" and plead for him to ring up my pizza slice. I hand him my Costco and Amex cards and he rings it up. I thank him, grab the receipt and make my way back into the food area, which is now nothing short of a mob of people and overflowing carts. I wait in line with the kids now drumming on the Kettle Chips bag like it is a drum and squealing as they "rock out" to their beat.
My little wild Indians.
I get up and hand the guy my receipt and he asks, "Did you call ahead for this? It is going to take about 10 minutes."
Say What?! For a dadgum slice of pizza?
"Ma'am, you paid for a whole pizza. If you just want the slice I can give it to you now, but you'll have to go back to the cashier and have them credit you for the difference."
Someone get me out of here!
The Costco employee who rang me up for the whole pizza must have
Bless his heart.
I'm not saying it was worth it, but at least I got a free slice of pizza out of the ordeal.
Enough about that.
Did I tell you that my mother has been out of town for the past two weeks. Just having mom gone for two short weeks has once again reminded me how fortunate I am to have family near by. I am truly in awe of all you people who raise your kids without family near by or available to lend a hand.
Anyway, not only did mom
The worst thing is that she stirs up something in my dog that causes Lola to compete with her in some kind of sick battle of incontinence. My dog does not have accidents in the house unless Cricket is here...but for the past three mornings I have been greeted with their leavings when I come down stairs in the morning.
I already have enough poop to deal with in my life. These dogs are putting me over the edge.