You gotta love the matching scowls at a stranger though.
With Mike working out of town at least twice a week, I figured I better step up my game and see what I can do to make the most of the time he has at home. That means not sending him off to the grocery store. I've taken the girls to the local store a couple of times and it's gone okay. I usually park next to a cart corral and load them into a regular cart to get in the store where we can use the "car" cart. Amanda and Ana ride in the basket and Tali rides in the baby seat. I pull the cart right up next to the van door and hold it so Amanda can climb in herself.
On the this trip, Tali was really upset about riding in the cart. She seemed a little disturbed by the bumpy motion across the parking lot. Once Ana was sitting in the seat next to her, she was fine. The first time I took the girls, I put Ana in the car part with Amanda but that was just too far away from mom.
I may find it just a bit amusing to make people think Ana and Tali might be twins. :)
The hardest part about getting groceries is carrying them all into the house with the little girls. However, the boys hate to ride the bus home and normally they would walk over to Mike's work and catch a ride home with him. If I plan shopping trips for the days Mike is gone, the boys are very happy to have me pick them up after school and they can carry in all the groceries. Win-win!