I attempted grocery shopping with the girls today. The big problem, we're still using the snap and go stroller which has zero storage space because the car seats block it all. I used my Mommy Hook to attach two shopping bags to the handle and it kind of worked, but life certainly would have been easier if I had a stroller with accessible storage.
I tried to time things properly. The girls got up from a nap and I got them fed much faster than usual. By the time I got them in their car seats, they had only been awake for a half hour. I thought that would work great, we should be back home and back in the crib for their next nap by the time they had been awake for 2 hours. And yet I'm sitting here listening to them pitch a fit in their crib even though I put them in there almost a half hour ago. Either the shopping trip was too stimulating, or not stimulating enough because while they are tired, they don't seem to be going to sleep any time soon.
I'm looking forward to the girls being big enough for a different double stroller. The snap and go has the advantage of not needing to remove the girls from the car seats in order to get them in there and it fits in the trunk of my itty bitty car, but the disadvantages are starting to outweigh the advantages. The no storage thing is a problem if I want to do anything other than walk with the girls. And it's sooooooo long! If there's not a handicap button to automatically open doors in public places, it's a wrestling match trying to get the door open and get the long stroller through it myself. Most often someone will hold it open for me, but I don't like having to rely on the kindness of strangers.
But before I can get a more robust stroller, I have to get a new car that a stroller can fit in. Before I can get a new car, I need to get some money matters taken care of. Before I can get those money matters taken care of, I need to hear from a bank representative who was supposed to get in touch with me 2 weeks ago. It seems like everything I do in life now has 5 steps that need to be completed before I can do the thing I actually want to do.
The store seemed to be filled with women who wanted to flirt with the babies. I'm not sure if I'm obligated to stop and smile and chat with everyone who wants to tell me they're twins. Really? I hadn't noticed! And then the checkout lady commented on how there are so many sets of twins nowadays, like the twin population has exploded! Isn't that weird? Uhhhhh, what is the proper response to that?
All in all, we made it through the store fairly unscathed, but my bag of Doritos paid the price. One of the shopping bags little handle it was hanging from broke and when it landed, it burst open the bag of Doritos. I bought them anyway and just had them put in a separate bag, but when I got home, wresting a car seat and a bag of groceries, the Doritos got it again as the car seat completely smushed them. Ugh. Oh well. The girls don't seem to be settling down for their nap any time soon so I think I'm going to get them up, feed them again while I snack on my newly purchased Dorito dust and then attempt this nap thing again.