So here we are, another What I Ate Wednesday. I really like showing what I eat and seeing what other people eat. This would make me feel like an odd ball, however seeing the popularity of the link up, clearly I’m not the only weirdo.
I still always strive to find a way to make my post more entertaining than just hey look, oatmeal! However, yesterday wasn’t looking promising for entertainment purposes. It was a beautiful day, Hailey took a 3 hour nap, I did work and chores… nothing to write home blog about.
…until Old Navy.
But first… hey look, oatmeal!
LOVE Grown foods hot oats, 1/2 banana, chia seeds
Sadly I ate my last hot oats. I also managed to make it explode so there were less to enjoy. Not pretty, but delicious!
1/2 a banana and green tea
The day started like most others. Computer, breakfast, get dressed, gym. I was completely dragging though and skipped running in favor of walking the track with Susan.
From there, we had an appointment, then headed home for lunch.
Green leaf lettuce, carrots, green peppers, onions, tomato, goat cheese, Greek dressing, crackers and hummus
From there, Hailey took a glorious 3 hour nap while I did chores and spent some time outside with the pup. (See, still dull at this point, but stick with me). Hailey woke up and we snacked.
Apple and peanut butter
(caption totally necessary, huh?)
From there, we were off to play outside with some friends, then hit up the park with some others friends- typical for such a beautiful day.
We didn’t leave the park until 5:30. Being close to dinner and knowing David was working late, I veered off meal plan (woah, I’m wild) and we hit up Chipotle.
Brown rice and chicken burrito bowl
It was such a fun little mommy/daughter date.
Hailey was well behaved, the food was delicious and Old Navy was right across the street. Surely we could sneak in really quickly, right?After all, I just needed to grab a hoodie my friend Maria recommended.
So very wrong.
We ventured in to Old Navy around 6:20pm (dangerously close to bath and bed time, which begins at 6:30pm) with just my keys, credit card and a paci shoved in my pocket and Hailey in my arms. Rookie mistake #1- no stroller. Rookie mistake #2- no diaper bag.
I made a beeline to the hoodie as Hailey began to struggle in my arms. I gave in and put her down. She smiled sweetly and walked beside me. Aww… what a sweetheart. Rookie mistake #3- believing your hyperactive overtired toddler is a sweetheart when she should be in bed. I grabbed a gray hoodie and threw it on for size. Perfect! What a quick trip this would be.
I whipped my head around just in time to see Hailey wildly swatting all the nicely folded long sleeve t-shirts off the shelf. Noooo! I ran over and folded them the best I could, found another one or two I needed and took Hailey by the hand. On the way to the register, I tripped. Luckily I caught myself, but my shirts went flying. I bent down to gather my things just as Hailey eyed the jewelry stand. Seriously, why are those things so close to the ground? She shot over and started flinging gold hoops in all directions, giggling like a hyena.
I hobbled over, scooped her up, shoved the paci in her mouth and hung up all the earrings. Looking up, I realized the line was long and moving slowly. Awesome. I decided I had no choice but to keep holding her.
Oddly, she wasn’t fighting to get down as I held her, which was odd, but I went with it. We stood politely in line, then I saw it- Hailey’s poop face. There, in my arms, I felt her diaper fill up. And I don’t mean a oops, little stinky diaper. Nope, this one was a doozy.
I apologized, put down my items, ran to the car and changed her diaper while fumbling in the dark. I thought about just leaving, but I reallllly wanted that hoodie. So we went back in, got in the back of the line and waited. Hailey struggled fiercely, so I put her down. She went back and forth between smiling and waving at people and pulling key chains off the racks. I smiled apologetically, while trying to put things back where they belonged.
Finally we were at the front of the line. I decided to get everything in order, when I realized my credit card wasn’t in my pocket. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I must have dropped it. ARGH. Back out of line, back outside, I found it lying in the street.
Back in the store, back in line and Hailey was over it. She wouldn’t let me hold her any longer and decided to do a full on meltdown tantrum right in the front of the store. As I tried to hush her and bribe her with the pacifier, I could feel everyone staring at me thinking “what a terrible mom” – I wanted to cry. Instead, I started cracking up laughing. Nerves? Maybe.
So now I was the laughing mom with the screaming child who clearly can’t get her act together. I’ve never been so grateful to hear NEXT. I paid and shot out of there as fast as I could.
I am now convinced online shopping was created for moms with toddlers. But hey, I got a hoodie.
Such a fashionista, I know.
haha wow brit what a story!! props for you for REALLY wanting that hoodie because after loosing the card i would have just forgot about it. dedication right there 😉 xo
PS- I forgot to share that it looks like a comfy hoodie too..so maybe I’d sacrifice it all too 😉
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family says
OMG I die. I have had days like that. And I think you got Chipotle to rub it in that I can’t 😉 JK. Also, that hoodie is bomb so to me it’s worth the tantrum haha.
Haha, it looks like you aren’t missing much with the delicious wannabe recipe you created! I can’t wait to try it 🙂
Susan @ Real Life Travels says
1. I’ve totally been there, I was in target this weekend; CK started acting like a nut; first time I’ve ever left a full cart right in the middle of the aisle and walked out. No way was I gettin him bubbles after that.
2. Thanks for pointing out baby girl, she’s thrilled to make her first appearance on your blog and I’m thrilled that now people don’t think I’m just fat. 🙂
Liz @ iheartvegetables says
Hahaha oh my gosh, what a mess!! You poor thing! At least you got a super cute hoodie! 🙂
Jane Preston says
Brittany, first of all, you are such a great writer. I felt like I witnessed your entire day, but laughed out loud at the hyena comment!!! As we say in the south, “Bless Your Heart!”
So glad you found your credit card!!! That would have been a disaster! By the way, looks like the hoody was worth it! Maybe one in every color?
Kaitlyn @Keeping up with Kaitlyn says
You poor thing 🙁 the people in line ahead of you should have let you go first since H was being fussy. ahhh well at least you got your hoodie!
Parita @ myinnershakti says
I laughed when I read this! But don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be posting something similar in a few years. Hey, it happens! Glad you had a sense of humor about it. 🙂
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
haha, what a night! I have the same hoodie although, my purchase experience was quite a bit more subdued than yours 😉
Kelly @ Runmarun says
Oh my goodness! First, your lunch looked so delicious! Second, that is so cool that H can go down the slide on her own! Such a big girl! Third, that trip to ON sounds like a nightmare. I am impressed you kept your cool, although from what I “know” of you, your personality allows you to see the humor in most situations. Yay for a new hoodie too! Also, love that you included that this was not a sponsored post- haha!
What a day! Before I even got through reading this, I thought hmmm, dinner out at 5:30, and she still hasn’t gotten to the Old Navy part… Brittney obviously has more guts than me. Then I read the hyena comment and almost choked on my coffee laughing. Too funny!
OMG, I am totally laughing over here as it’s so true about online shopping. They start out all sweet with the smiles and the waves then it’s DIVA time. Super cute hoodie plus lunch & dinner looked amazing.
I can’t help but laugh hysterically at this post. We’ve all been there!
How do you go from dinner at 6 to bed later on without a snack? Do you not get hungry? If I eat early I must have a snack later on.
I think I was too exhausted to even be hungry again. I sipped on some tea and just vegged out until bed. Plus, I’m not pregnant, but if I ever am again, dinner at 6:00 will definitely not cut it 🙂
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
Gah! That sounds like a mess! At least you got what you wanted though!
Oh no!!!! If I was a snotty brat who thinks I’ll have a perfect child I would say “don’t you know you can order it online? (in a snotty brat tone)”
But I hope I’ll have a child and I’m sure I’ll make a similar situation happen to me, so instead I will say “didn’t you get the 20% coupon for online purchases this weekend?”
I sometimes love Old Navy, sometimes can’t find anything…but I always make sure I’ve got a coupon, their emails get a little annoying, but it can save some money!
I actually looked to buy it online, but the $7 shipping deterred me since I have one close to my house. I had a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $25, which probably made me even more determined to buy it 🙂
chelcie @ chelcie's food files says
I think the hoodie in the end was worth all the trouble cause its adorable but what a crazy story! I don’t think people were judging you thinking you were a bad mom I think you handled the situation really well and with a ton of patience! i hope I have as much patience as you do when I’m a mom someday!
Omg! I am laughed as I read this, but only because I’ve been thereI’ve had to leave a full cart of groceries in stores 3x because Wyatt puked all over. Sigh. Online shopping is where it’s at!
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
I guess the bright spot in all of this is you not only got to eat Chipotle for dinner, no one stole your credit card?
Oh, and you have a super cute hoodie. 🙂
Somehow, I feel entirely responsible for this entire episode. 😉
Clearly you are! 😉
JK- I love the hoodie- so soft. I would have bought one in every color, but they only had gray in my size- bummer! I love the coral color!
my only though, other then how stinkin cute she is, is how no-one let you back in line both times? like clearly you had kid drama, pretty sure that supercedes line rules.
Love the hoodie…digging grey at the moment! Totally worth going back for! 🙂
I really need to get myself into some chia seeds…and maybe chipotle while I’m at it. Your eats look so yummy. New reader via WIAW. Cheers!
The most well deserved hoodie ever!! My mom has a story about me when I was a baby… we lived in the middle of nowhere like an hour away from the nearest mall. She was making a return or something during prime shopping season and I decided to have a meltdown. I was a terrible toddler I guess… She was used to it so she just ignored me. I continued to cry and scream, “Mommy LOOK AT ME!” She said she was laughing and people were saying, “Maybe you should just take her home and come back later when she’s happier.” My mom said she refused, they didn’t understand that when you live that far away you can’t just “come back later.” Whoops…I’m sure my future children will get me back one day.
yes that caption was needed, I just had no idea it was an apple with pb 🙂 Ha Ha!!
Hope you are having a fabulous week.