Thursday, December 31, 2009

Going out with a spare....

It's never a dull moment in my life.

The other day at the grocery store, I was rummaging through my purse for my wallet to pay. (Because I'm not an organized mother who has everything in it's place)

And out with a vengeance, came Lil Ramblers spare underwear. Like a Matrix slow motion out. Where everything else stopped in time EXCEPT her little Dora underwear.

She's newly potty trained. You parents know it's wise to carry a spare with you. Or your sweater, or pretty shirt becomes a wrap for accident prone little ones until you get home.

Well...that spare landed on the high school male cashiers, (who's seemed 17), conveyor belt. He looked at me, I looked at him. He was startled. By my kids Dora underwear! Silly non parental person.

He wasn't sure it if it was mine. And if it was mine, was it clean or dirty? And was this an 'older' ladies way of flirting with him. (I'm not sure...I threw that one in). I felt like I saw all that play out in his eyes as I slowly and painfully grabbed at her underwear.

So meekly...I said it was my kids, cause she was accident prone...I kept talking as he stared at me but through me and sprayed the area my?/lil rambler's panty touched with his disinfect spray they use for runny meats and spilt milk.

As I swiped my card to pay, I kept talking.

As he bagged my milk, ice cream, tabloid magazine, and other goods, I kept talking.

As he gave me my receipt, I kept talking.

I.just.kept.talking.

Nervous laughter and my embarrassed apology and reassurance it wasn't mine was the absolute last thing I gave him as I pulled away.

Oi Vey.

Later that week, I offered a ride to an employee so she wouldn't have to walk to her car. I have that touch pad thingie majig that I usually use instead of digging for my keys. You know, so that I'm not standing OUTSIDE my car taunting some crazy person to come up and get me (mmmmm, like your crazy guy HipHopHippie).

So we are sitting there in the car, talking, searching (insert reminder that I'm not organized) and I'm digging and again...it pops out.

In her lap.

And for a second I realize she thinks it might be mine. And the uncomfortableness of the cashier moment slowly made it's way into my mind.

But she's seen my kid. I'm sure my kid might have bossed her around.

"Lil Ramblers??"

"uh, yes...I wish I were that tiny" giggle, giggle, giggle.

Ask me if the spare is still in my purse?

Come on...ask me!

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Well blog...goodbye to 2009.

We are thankful for the many many blog pals we have met along our 2009 journey. And what a journey it's been.

Until next year people. Be safe. Hug the ones you love.






37 ramblings of your own:

Beth P. said...

That is pretty funny. I think it is also completely reasonable. I bet you do still have them in there!

Happy New Year!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Very FUNNY! Hope you have a safe and healthy New Year!

Proud to be Me-a wife, a mom, a student said...

I will not ask if you still have them because I already know you do! I wish I was that small too..lol! Happy New Year my friend, may this year bring you new adventures and friends :)

**Hugs from the COLD**

:)

hotpants™ said...

I don't have to guess. They're still in there.

OliveStreetStudio said...

HA! Love it! I was thinking about potty-training today bc it's been almost a year of no-diapers. Yay for you and Lil Rambler!! Happy 2010! Looking forward to rading more of your posts in the new year. Happy Happy New Years Eve!

Tooj said...

And you'd think I'd carry spares...but I was always the one making my kid go commando if an accident happened. Bad mommy. :) Ask me if I carry a spare for myself, however....ask me, I dare you....ask me.

Nancy C said...

Hilarious. Be glad a tampon didn't fly out as well.

hiphophippie.com said...

Haha! The Dora underwear--wow, quite the flirt that would be! Haha! Love it. Thanks for the shout out Rambler! Have a terrific NYE and here's to an awesome 2010!! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL!!!! I just love you! Because you're me, but brave enough to share it all!! This was fabulous!

Happy New Year and thank you for visiting on my special SITS Day!!

Sweet Tea/lagirl said...

Great story!!
You simply can't make that stuff up - you have to LIVE it.
Too funny!! LOL

WhisperingWriter said...

So funny.

Dora undies, hehe. I'd have gone, "Dora rocks, I just love Boots the Monkey, don't you?"

Happy New year!

Megan said...

LOL Too funny!!

Happy New Year!

K said...

It could have been worse. At least they were clean underpants.

Happy New Year to you!

Shawn said...

Oh----I bet you still have them in there----I would...makes for a much more interesting life, I think.

Happy New Year, my dear!

JanMary said...

LOL! - thanks for the giggle :)

I'll be back here for sure!

Toni said...

This is just too great!!!

And, yes, they so better still be in your purse for the day you take them out, you know they will be needed!

I'm stoppin by from SITS, have a fantastic day!!

http://carrigansjoy.blogspot.com/

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

I have had so many embarrasing things spill out of my disaster of a bag, that I totally feel your pain on this one. At least you didn't hit the cashier in the eye with a tampon.

Shirley said...

HAHA! Thank you for the morning laugh! I've done stuff like that... except I've dug through my purse and thrown underpants into my husband's lap or hands to find something that's of course made it to the bottom.

Mox said...

Well, you *are* the Rambler! Har har I know that was so so funny wasn't it?

I do that ALL THE TIME. I start talking and I can't just SHUT UP. And for the love of GOD, I want to SHUT UP. Maybe even more than the person I'm talking to...or not.

Happy New Year to you and your fabulous blog. xoxo

Mox

Shell said...

Love it!

I think parenthood has almost ridded me of any shame, though, and I would have just laughed.

Stopping in from SITS.

The Local Cook said...

I have to laugh . . . when I saw the title of your post on SITS I thought "wow, that must be a single girl who's using the 'pair and a spare' method of dating and writing about her date with the spare." Nope!

from the desk of ....me said...

This is hilarious. I love it. As an organized mom who is slightly addicted to ziplock bags, I keep a spare also but they're in a ziplock bag. Happy SITS New Year!

LOUD n PROUD said...

that was great!thanks for sharing and making me laugh!
stopping by from SITS

Shan said...

That's too funny! And not just once did they "pop out"? How the heck do you rifle through your purse, woman?! (Oh jeez, now I've just bad karma'd myself...) I haven't had that happen. Mad's not willing to do more than take off her socks, so no potty training for us just yet, and Corey's boxers don't go *anywhere* near my purse (or hands, if I can help it).

Yaya said...

Lol. I hear ya. Usually for me thought it's a giant diaper-of-a-pad falling out in the most inopportune time.

Miss Dot said...

Well??? Are they???

Haha -- I love that they fell out TWICE. Awesome.

Hey -- I have awards for you. You should come see.

Rachel Cotterill said...

You have to keep them in there... because things like this come in threes ;)

I feel a bit odd at airports when the security guys want to search my dirty laundry (one problem with travelling hand-luggage - you have it all with you!).

Ann On and On... said...

Tooooo funny! Thanks for the laughter. Not at you...with you. :D

blueviolet said...

LOL, just put it a plastic ziploc and at least people won't feel contaminated! ;)

Unknown Mami said...

Don't lie, I KNOW those are your panties!

mo.stoneskin said...

I would love to hear a recording of your nervous laughter!!!

Mighty M said...

Well, it makes for an interesting conversation piece! :) Or in the very least, a great blog post!

Synergy Girl said...

SPARE UNDERWEAR...holy crap...so THAT is what the SMART moms do...sigh...I am working on #5, and have never...once...thought...to keep spare underwear with me...cause I'm dumb...BUT, have no fear, you don't need underwear to become a complete idiot in the checkout line...like yesterday for instance, when I slid my debit card out...it popped off and landed in the CRACK between the register and the twirling bag thing. Of COURSE it is too narrow to get a hand in, and deep, so they had to shut the lane down, call in a manager, and finally after bringing in a hanger we scraped the darn thing out...STUPID part was when I went to put the thing BACK into my wallet, I dropped it AGAIN...at least this time it didn't go into the crack...DOH!!!!

sammy said...

lol!! too funny

im right there with ya with all the embarrassment that seems to follow at the most inopportune times!

but the really odd part is i wouldnt have it any other way

kanishk said...

That is pretty funny. I think it is also completely reasonable

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kanishk said...

That is pretty funny. I think it is also completely reasonable

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