This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

I pride myself on being able to handle a lot as a Mom, but as they saying goes, Pride goeth before a fall. After having my second baby, I was determined to get right back out there and keep up with my everyday schedule despite the fact that I had a three year old and an infant in tow at all times.

Just three weeks after having my second son, I was out grocery shopping after our morning playgroup despite the fact that the kids were starting to act up. I could feel a disaster coming, but I was so sure I could handle it.

I should have known better.

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My three year old was tired, cranky and hungry. The baby was beginning to fuss for a feeding. I knew I was about to have two screaming kids in the store, but I had to get just a few groceries.

I put on my best Everything is fine face as I repeatedly told my toddler – No, you can’t have a cookie. No you can’t have a new toy car. No you can’t get out of the basket and run around. I gave him some crackers which seemed to calm him, but then the baby started screaming.

No problem! I am a mom. I can do this, I thought as tears welled up in my eyes.

I sat down at a bench near the front of the store and got the baby out to feed him. In the five minutes it took to get the baby out of the car seat and settled on the bench with him, I realized my 3 year old was oddly quiet. Glancing up at him, he was sitting in the seat in the basket, but he was turned away from me and doing something in my purse.

“Buddy, what are you doing?” He turned to look at me, and his face was covered in chocolate!

I happen to keep candy bars stashed in my purse, my car, cupboards, pretty much all over because sometimes mom just needs some chocolate. I hate to admit it, but sometimes it is my last ditch attempt to bribe my 3 year old. He had happened to find a half of a Hershey bar in my purse which he was rapidly devouring.

All that patience I prided myself on having went out the window. I shouted my 3 year old’s name, which caused him to start crying, which made the baby cry and people walking by to stare at us.

My toddler continued screaming as I snatched the candy bar away. Desperately, I tried to stay calm and figure out my next move.

I tried to soothe the baby and coax him to keep eating while trying to get my three year old to stop screaming.

I was just getting everyone quiet and assessing the chocolate mess all over everything when my toddler got a funny look on his face. Before I could ask him what was the matter, he threw up.

That was it. I was done.

I put the baby in the car seat, grabbed my toddler and headed towards the car.

I told the greeter on my way out about the mess and apologized profusely, but I was pretty much passed the point of embarrassment.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine

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