Did you hear it?
All that screaming?
Did you see it?
All that fussing, pushing, fighting?
Could you feel it?
All my humiliation, discomfort and annoyance?
Could you taste it?
The greed, the envy
And the smell?
Oh the smell of disgust.
That was Hailey and I at Big Lots Monday evening.
We were trying to kill a little time and though I have only been to Big Lots once before and didn't find it appealing -it is BIG and you can walk around it and kill time.
I found some much needed small clear plastic tubs for $1.00 each and small spiral pads for the girls.
Hailey found a Cinderella Pad.
I told Hailey we were getting the pack of 10 pads and not the Cinderella Pad.
She started to whine, but not just any whine - a loud, forceful whine. So I promptly told Hailey that we would not be getting ANY pads today because I was not feeling happy about he way she was acting. And I placed my pads back on the shelf.
We went straight to check out line with my tubs - Hailey was SCREAMING for her pads now.
We got in line behind 4 women (women that looked like they pry had raised some kids). Hailey was screaming, trying to get out of the cart - crying and otherwise causing quite a scene.
One lady turned to me and said "someone needs a nap"
Then Hailey started yelling "I want what I want and I want it now" she was crying, her nose was running and since she is sick she was also starting to sound a bit croupy.
I was HUMILIATED - Veruca Salt had nothing on Hailey at this moment.
Would you believe that not one of those women offered to let me go in front of them. I wasn't going to leave, I was sticking to my guns, Hailey was getting nothing and I was getting what was in my cart and she would just have to live with it.
I refuse to have "that kid" I couldn't believe what was coming out of her mouth - where did that come from? I want what I want and I want it now? OMG.
When we finally got out of there - I buckled her in her car seat, stood by car and called my mom. We talked for 15 minutes (the car was on and the air was running - sorry o-zone) - by the time I was done we were both calmed down. Hailey was drawing and the incident was never mentioned again.
I WON! (at least this time)