Tuesday, May 27, 2008

For the love of disposable diapers and bananas

This morning, we needed to run to the store. We were down to less than I one day supply of diapers and 1 1/2 browning bananas (both are something that we really can't go too long with out). I don't know what got into me, but I thought - maybe we could go for a walk to the store instead of driving. I may have been inspired by a recent stroller brigade sighting.

My thoughts were :
  • exercise
  • fresh air
  • guaranteed good naps
  • homeschool fodder
  • still might be crazy
But as my sweet friend often says "It's good to do hard things." So, off we go!

We saw some beautiful flowers along the way

and some not so beautiful flowers, but the are SO fun to pick anyway...

I decided that I would use the Starbucks card that was slipped into my wallet by my rocking hubby, and the kids got samples. (before you call DHS - they were creme based, no cafe).

We dinned at Bales Thriftway on Baked Mac N Cheese, Corn dogs, Jojos and I found a turkey and bacon wrap with a berry sauce.

A trip to the rest room, Bananas, diapers and a treat for the walk home and to the cashier. BONUS diapers were on sale AND I had coupons!

We reloaded the stroller and headed home. I armed my walkers (Noah and Hannah) with bags to pick up garbage that they found along the road. A little dirty, but I figured the lesson in citizenship was of far greater value than clean hands.

Garbage can be fun and interesting....

and, I feel great after getting some exercise. I'm approximating the stroller, packed with two kids, diapers, 8 lbs of bananas, diaper bags and other sundries probably was at least 75 pounds - we have a decent hill too...I may need to make this a bi-weekly activity and might just shrink out of my fat clothes!


  1. Such a fabulous post!

    Oh, and another bouns: you will not have to sell Maggie to pay for the gas you didn't spend going to the store.

    Great job on making it a homeschooling adventure, a cleaner earth opportunity, an exercise regime, and a timeless photo op, and all around great blog fodder.

  2. You are such a great mother Sarah. I loved this post. You are so right about it's good to do things that are hard. What you did actually reminds me of myself years ago. I loved it that you had them pick up trash. I don't know if I would have thought of that. What a fun time with your children. Hugs, Kathi

  3. Thank you for pointing me to your blog! I have REALLY enjoyed reading your entries. YOU ROCK!!! And, sorry about the other night....well...you know. You are a gracious friend.

    Remember, I'm going to drop by your house unannounced before you can drop by mine. :)


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