Monday, August 25, 2008

Nothing says welcome like plus size panties!

Today Brynlee and I had our morning o’ errands fun run. It is always an enjoyable experience to spend the day on a shopping extravaganza with Brynlee. There are really few experiences more pleasant than trying to make wise purchasing decisions in the midst of a store surrounded with breakable things and a 2 year old.

Brynlee and I ended up at Family Dollar due to the fact the Children’s Boutique that I needed to go to didn’t open for another 30 minutes. And what a better place to waste 30 minutes that in a store where you can buy a lot of unneeded items for cheap! When we first walked in the door Brynlee informed me that she wanted to buy something for baby boy. Since her income level is roughly ZERO that means it would be my money buying an unneeded plastic Family Dollar item that Brynlee found suited for her new baby brother. However, I agreed mainly to appease her.

About four steps into the store Brynlee found the item that she felt would say welcome to the family baby brother. She grabbed a 3X size pair of Minnie Mouse ladies underwear and informed me that baby boy would absolutely love them. I tried to quickly talk her out of the purchase but her mind was made up, this was the gift for him. To spare myself the embarrassment of a two year old tantrum while holding a plus size pair of underwear I told her to put them in the cart.

Oh, how I wish this were the end of my story….but it’s not! A lot of times when I buy clothing items I hang them on the front rail of the shopping cart so Brynlee doesn’t step on them as she actively jumps from the children’s seat to the back of the cart. When shopping, safety is always my number one concern. Since the monstrous underwear where so nicely hung on a hanger Brynlee thought it was fitting to hang them right on the front of the cart for the world to see. Nothing like wearing a large billboard that says, “Hi, I shop at the Family Dollar and wear extremely large Minnie Mouse underwear, nice to meet you.”

So, check out my eBay listing if you are in need of an extra pair of Minnie Mouse undies for your next baby shower. Oh, I’m just kidding. When she was momentarily distracted by the large display of plastic artificial flowers, I quickly shoved them between the shower curtains and bathroom mats. Luckily the next aisle had a display of Gatorade and the immediate life-or-death need to quench her thirst took priority over finding a welcome to the family gift for her new baby brother. And I think that baby boy will be just fine with being forgotten this time around.

6 comments:

Our Bingham Family Blog said...

I still laughed my head off when I read this!!!! How funny...

Our Bingham Family Blog said...

Kim- I have been thinking long and hard and I have the perfect job opportunity for you....you need to call up the HEARLD Journal...or however the heck you spell that, and tell them that you would be a perfect canidate for the "who really cares, but it'll make you laugh" column.....You would make a superdedooper journalist...Anybody second that???? Anyways...thats all...

Janita said...

I second it!!

sarah louise said...

I second it too! You are so funny. That was a funny story! I laughed my head off! You should have bought them and put him in his baby book...just for the memory.

Spencer and Kimberlee said...

Sarah-
They wouldn't have fit in a baby book!

Jami-
That's my life in general...who really cares, but it's something good to laugh about!

Drew Israelsen Family said...

I think you should have bought them. They would have made the perfect receiving blanket for your new little bundle! That is hilarious.

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