We needed a few things from the grocery store which usually means I will do it when someone else has the girls. But we had a few things working in our favor this morning:
1. Short, manageable list with nothing so urgent that I couldn't leave it behind if things went catastrophically awry.
2. Very hot morning making the playground unpleasant.
3. Fairly good moods for all three of us.
4. There aren't a lot of people in the grocery store on a Wednesday morning.
The girls dressed themselves (and boy, did they! Made me feel like I was back in Macclenny when you needed full makeup and posh outfit to head to the Winn Dixie for milk) and we headed out. The girls each got a shopping cart and we focused on learning the etiquette of keeping your cart to the side (instead of blocking the whole aisle) when stopping for something so that others can pass by.