Friday, February 18, 2011

workout at BJ's

Alexander and I just got back from running a few errands (and a bonus lunchtime visit with Scott!). Our main destination was BJ's. It's been a beautiful day, so instead of carrying Alexander into the store and getting a cart inside like we normally do, I put him in this super rad car/cart that was parked in the outside corral.

This is just a picture from the internet, but it's identical to the one we used today

I'd never even noticed them at BJ's before and I've never used one anywhere else. For some reason it stuck out to me today and I just couldn't deny my son the experience of being able to drive his very own race car grocery cart!

Well, I think one time was enough. It was such a silly experience for me as the mom, the one actually doing the "driving." It might not seem like it in the picture, but this thing was SO long and ridiculous to maneuver. I didn't even a have a winter jacket on and by the end of our trip, I was so stinkin' hot from my unexpected workout! I had to apologize a million times as I passed by or turned near other shoppers because I inevitably got in their way with my boat (or car) of a cart. I even tried to explain to one person how tough it was to turn with, but they certainly were not interested in an explanation of why I was taking so long to get out of their way. Ha!

Anyway, yes, Alexander had a great time with the steering wheel for the first 10 minutes of our trip, but maybe I'll just buy a portable steering wheel that he can pretend with in a regular old grocery cart 'cause this momma ain't driving that piece of goofiness again!

Here's a "just because" picture:
This was from a couple of weeks ago. There is no good explanation for this except that this is what happens when you leave your husband, your son and a removable bra strap in one room...

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