I went to the store and forgot something on my list. (I know, #STAYATHOMEMOMPROBLEMS) Actually, I didn’t even remember to check my list. Of course, I didn’t realize it until I got all the way home. I never picked up a bottle of ketchup. Oh, big deal, right? You can just get it tomorrow or go back later. Well, in my house running out of ketchup is like having no electricity. My children can’t survive without it. They drown the flavor of food with heaping piles of ketchup.
My first mistake was taking my 2-year-old to the store with me. Unfortunately, authorities frown upon leaving a toddler home alone. I blame McCauley Culkin. Well, she is a bit of a distraction, demanding everything she sees. Today she needed a Hello Kitty Hat. It looked like something The Pussy Cat Dolls would wear. “I’m buying this,” she says. Wait a minute. You don’t have a job sister friend.
If I go back to the store later with my toddler and 5-year-old I won’t make it out alive. He will want pizza, an Icee and a toy. Sure, I can and do say “No,” but it becomes a huge, stressful ordeal. I am labeled “the meanest mom in the world.” Then, I am forced to drag both children out of the store and give a lecture on good behavior. Oh, and I usually leave empty handed which means I still won’t get to purchase the damn ketchup.
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