Monday, December 14, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

  • Because of the impending delivery of daughter #3, I did not go to the grocery store and stock up on $412 worth of frozen dinners to save my kitchen time postpartum.
  • I did not allow my other two children to eat PopTarts while I was shopping to keep them happy.
  • I did not consume a PopTart myself for the sake of possible low blood sugar (which may or may not have been true - always have an alibi)
  • I did not get to my turn to check out and pull out a pair of my husband's boxers to discover my wallet was not in there.
  • I did not beg and plead with management to let me go ahead and take groceries and return to pay for them when I got all the frozen goods put away.
  • I did not play the sympathy card and turn on the water works all while rubbing my very swollen baby belly.
  • I did not go to the extent of offering the super cranky two year old as collateral while I ran home to grab my wallet.
  • I did not leave the store and travel the whole 25 minutes back to the house (all while calculating the defrost time of a Bertolli chicken pasta dinner in a bag) and get stuck in line waiting for a train to pass.
  • My oldest child did not learn the correct usage of the "D" cuss word while we were waiting.
  • I did not finally make it home 35 minutes later, calculate another 25 minutes to get back and decide that the frozen chicken dinners were probably close to the spoiling point.
  • I did not make the executive decision to go to the next store that was in a 30 mile radius to repurchase all items rather than show my face and collect possible spoiled goods.
  • I did not finally make it home with paid for groceries (after then spending $532 because they were not on sale at the new store) only to order pizza for the next two days.


Chris said...

You did NOT! Please tell me you didn't!

MannMom3 said...

Dude! I wouldn't have gone back either..

Poptarts are the bomb..Strawberry...yum-O!

lovingmylife said...

O man that's rough! I would not have gone back either!

Donora said...

Yikes! I wouldn't have gone back either!

Lisa Curcio said...

Oh wow! I have never done anything like that either.

I have never come home from spending hundreds of dollars at Costco to pick up pizza on the way home because it is too late to cook either.

Cop Mama said...

So you never said if you left the two year old as collateral!!! He he he, I've so been there.

BTW, you did not try to go down a slide at 9 mos pregnant, did you??? Cute tweet pic.

Bethany said...

Wow! I have done that. And then I called my husband for my debit card number in order to pay. That really, really stinks. Frozen stuff is still cooking and in the ninth month that should be totally optional.IMO :)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

WOW that is one crazy train of events (not counting the train itself, of course!).

I think you're ingenious to have all those meals ready ahead of time. Obviously, you are a seasoned pro of motherhood!


Melanie said...

Shew! I feel for you. I've totally not done that before (left the groceries & gone to a different store).

Island in the Mist Photography said...

I am sure no one blames you! I have forgotten my wallet at home several times when I didn't have a two year old to contend with, never mind being nine months pregnant!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness - what craziness! And somehow I find that totally familiar... even with just one three-year old and none on board!

I so totally would have gone to the other store too... but I'd be afraid to ever show my face at the original store, LOL.

I suppose your eldest is too young to put to work as kitchen slave labor? :) Though I'd bet hubby should trade your labor for some mealtime duty for awhile, no?

Thanks for stopping by and for the laughs!

Blia said...

Wow! I probably would not go out the extra 30 mile radius to repurchase all items either ;-) Am following you now from MBC. Visit if you can at

Angela said...

Hi! Thank you for coming by my blog the other day and for the comment! I am so excited to you have stalking, lol, I mean following me :)

And I so had the grocery thing happen to me when I was pregnant w/ my third! Maybe it's a pregnancy thing?! My husband was home though so I made him go back, lol, horrible I know!!! I did not do my shopping there agian for quiet some time though! And poptart bribes work wonders around here :)

Have a great week!


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