Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Favorites: The Grocery Store Story That Makes Me Laugh

I've recently started to follow Inspired to Action--an awesome, encouraging blog about being the best mom you can be.  Three of my most favorite things from her blog (besides her honesty) are...

1.  Her free e-book about Maximizing Your Mornings.

2.  A daily prayer calendar for you children.  It's posted by my mirror.

3.  This post, Survivor: Suburbia – The Grocery Store with Children Challenge, about grocery shopping with three kids.  HILARIOUS!!!  I convinced J to read it and he totally cracked up, too.  Mostly because we felt like maybe she actually went grocery shopping with us--it's all SO REAL! :)

Here's a small excerpt:

The Participants

To prevent any harm to real children, participants are required to carry a slippery octupus (to simulate an infant), a deaf monkey, the howling kind (to simulate a toddler – who is apparently deaf to all parental commands), and a repetitive, inquisitive parrot who incessantly asks questions. Incessantly. With the questions. Repetitively. A lot. With the questions. Repetitively. (To represent a school age child).
They have to be carried and herded in from the back of the store parking lot because a car full of teenagers will take the only close up parking spot. The participant will have to carry 50 pounds of offspring and pull the remaining child by hand through an obstacle course of flying shopping carts and whizzing cars. Halfway to the store, it will begin to rain, and the participant will be required to return to the car for the green bags and sippy cups.

Head over here to read the rest and to find all kinds of inspiration for moms. 

Happy Friday! :)

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