One of those mornings. Ready for storytime a half hour early, but girls won't wait to get in the van (and Jeb needed a nap in his carseat). Decide to run to CVS to get a great deal I've been trying to get there to do for a week. Just need to grab 3 items and have coupons out and ready to go...easy, right? Slam diaper bag buckle in van door, break it. CVS is out of 2 of the 3 things I need. Make up a deal on the fly, also slowed down because I "must" look at 90% off Christmas stuff. Baby wakes up screaming while checking out. Get to library 10 minutes late, realize 90% off Christmas stuff didn't get rung up (Amelia must have been sitting on it in the cart.). Will have to go back later.
Storytime ok. Jeb crying as we leave. Get out in the rain and Elizabeth realizes she dropped the penguin bookmark she got from the library. Go back in with crying Jeb and pokey Amelia. Find bookmark. Back out to van. Get girls in. Amelia is screaming for a snack by now. Discover Jeb's kicked a shoe off. Look through stroller making sure it's not hidden in the blankets. Drop one of the girls' jackets in a puddle. Lock girls in van and retrace steps looking for shoe. Find it in puddle on the other side of the parking lot. Get back to van, buckle everyone in, Jeb and Amelia REALLY screaming by now.
Drive the 2 blocks home. In that time, Amelia has managed to kick HER shoe off. (And is screaming about it, of course!) Get everyone unbuckled, put shoe back on, grab broken diaper bag. Cell phone ringing. (New cell phone, so I have a hard time figuring out how to answer it.) It's James, needing information before a meeting starts. Run in and check computer for information. By this point Elizabeth is in the house and has grabbed herself a tortilla, but is still asking for a "snack." Give the girls cupcakes, Elizabeth gets upset because I start to take the paper off hers. Run to the bathroom, turn on the lights, then finally plop down at the computer and type all this out while nursing Jeb.
Still need to go back to CVS.