Today had the look of one of those rare very easy shopping days with the Mad Madster. This was surprising because her incoming teeth aren’t pulling any punches. Maddie kept grinding them together with reckless abandon. But after she woke up from a nap this morning, I didn’t give her any time to focus on those aching gums.
I fed her a quick bottle, she burped and we were out the door. We enjoyed a quick trip across town and in no time at all we shopping like a pair of champs. Maddie looked spectacular in her shining new shopping car seat cover, although according to her mother, I encountered a few fashion faux pas pitfalls when I dressed the baby. So be it!
Maddie and I tore around the store in the shopping cart at about 60 mph while our fellow shoppers were diving for cover. We rounded the corned at frozen foods and caused one gentlemen to climb in with the frozen peas to avoid our armored assault shopping cart.
Maddie even snatched a quick latte out of a barista’s hand as we zoomed past the store’s built-in Starbucks. The baby started getting fired up as we neared the check out line so I grabbed her a nice fluffy bag of animal cookies. She beat the bag mercilessly trying to force her way inside. She was obviously determined to bite the heads off of any of the offending animal crackers.
The bag held off Maddie and we were back home in record time. That’s what I call a successful shopping trip. I scooped up Maddie and the shopping bags and started the long journey up 3 flights of stairs. Half way up the second set of stairs, Maddie
Without warning, she spit on me and someplace else that I couldn’t immediately identify. As I got to the top of the stairs, I saw that Maddie had spit up on two of the shopping bags.
The spit up slowly dripped off of each bag and managed to hit about 16 of the 20 plus steps we had just climbed. I stood at the top of the steps while Maddie admired her latest handiwork. She looked up at me with the crooked grin that seemed to say, “Have fun with that, daddy!”