Monday, December 3, 2007

shopping with samantha, the saga continues

today i dropped annie off at school and then samantha and i headed to old navy and walmart to get some christmas shopping done. she did really well at old navy, but of course...we walk into walmart and sami instantly starts freaking out. she hates that place. i put my purse in the cart and then put her in...unfortunately the cart i picked had a broken seat belt, but i was to lazy to switch carts. so i got sami a treat and she did pretty good long enough for me to pick out every barbie thing a little girl could want. i was standing there trying to decided between a baby belle doll, or a strawberry shortcake doll for sam, and i look up to see her standing up in the front part of the cart and falling over backwards into the back of the cart smashing everything i have put in there. ya it would have totally been worth it to get a cart with a seat belt. anyway, she liked being in the back, but the ritual of throwing things out started so i put everything on the bottom rack of the cart and left her in the back. she was actually really good the rest of the time. so, i finish getting the things i needed and proceeded to check out...and realized MY PURSE WAS GONE. um ya...i totally started freaking out. today was my turn to pick all the kids in our car pool up from school, and it was already 3:15 and now my cell phone and keys were gone. the people in the check out line in front of me were nice enough to let me use their cell phone, so i could let my friend know she needed to go get the kids. then i left all the crap i wanted to buy sitting on the conveyor belt thing and took off like a bat out of hell going down every isle i had gone to. about half way through my search i see the missionaries. (we know them really well, because we feed them about every 2 weeks.) they were like, "hey sis. oliverson. what's up?" i start bawling and tell them i lost my purse. elder beck said, "i'd give you a hug, but i'm not allowed." ha ha anyway, they tell me if i don't find it they can give me a ride home and then they suggest i go check at the customer service desk to see if someone turned it in. why would someone steal it, and then turn it in....unless...what if samantha CHUCKED IT OUT OF THE CART. i had a glimmer of hope that it wasn't gone forever. i went to the customer service desk, and sure enough...there it was. i was SO relived...and then i wanted to seriously damage my child!! just kidding. (oh, my friend called derek to let him know what happened so he immediately called and had all my cards cancelled! luckily i finished checking out before he got to my credit card! that's what happens when your husband is so efficient!!!)

5 comments:

kristina said...

you should get sam one of the harness-leash things and attach it to the cart.

The Anderson Family said...

I can only imagine dear friend! I have thought about the harness-leash thing & I can only imagine me DRAGGING my kid around in Walmart....hahaha.

sarah said...

oh my gosh! how frustrating! I always make sure to get the cart with a seat belt. Just for my own sanity! glad she didn't get hurt though! and you found your purse ok.

russellandjoanna said...

wow, what a nightmare! I can't wait to hear the stories you'll have when sam turns 2! 2 year old are nightmares, especially shopping! thank goodness there was a kind soul who turned your purse in.

Erin Marriott said...

Angie, what a day! I think about those moments, when you get all hot, and your toddler is having a moment...It would be a sick feeling of losing your purse! That was really nice of the person who returned it. Hey by the way, will you email your address to me? For some reason all I have is your old one. My email is marriotterin@gmail.com . That little Sam is a doll, though!!