Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Green IS the New Black

On the wall of Lola's preschool class hangs a sign that reads...

"What does your mommy do, while you are at school?"

Each child answered, in preparation for the upcoming Mother's Day Tea. Naturally, Lola replied that I shop while she was in school.
I do.
I grocery shop on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays I hit Target for the essentials, and on Thursdays I pick up whatever I have forgotten. I shop with only one child in tow. There is a method to my madness.

This last Thursday, I worked out.
Therefore, by Sunday we ran out of TP and had to make an emergency run with three children and one husband to Target. Very aware of what could happen with so many people attending a Target run, I allowed Jay and Lola to bring one dollar, out of their piggy banks, to visit the "One Dollar Section" upon the completion of our shopping trip.

Like an old married couple, they held onto their dollars the entire time while discussing what they could purchase. They stayed by our immediate sides and contemplated. Our Target run was sane enough and by the time we reached the check out counter the kids were giddy to make their own purchases.

"Mama should I get the bath bubbles?" Lola asked.
"Mama.... how about the stickers?" Jay decided and held onto his loot.
- insert Fifi screaming of boredom here -
"No, no bath bubbles. How about these hair bows? Lola contemplated some more.
- insert Fifi screaming of boredom here-
"No. No. No Bubbles. No Bows. I want a necklace!" Lola finally decided.
- insert Fifi screaming of boredom here -
- insert bored HUSBAND screaming here -

- Insert the mommy here - I.... I smelled the pizza cooking, the pretzels baking, and the Cinnamon rolls being iced and in my no-carb-zombie-state-of-three-days I nodded in agreement to whatever they decided on within the dollar section. "Yes. Yes. A necklace is perfect, Lola! Those stickers are awesome Jay. Yes. Yes!!! " I smell pizza. Damm carbs!

We checked out and Jay held onto his stickers while Lola threw her necklace on.

As my husband buckled Lola into her car seat he read the inscription on her necklace: "Bachelorette on the Loose."

Sweet.

Yes. Lola purchased a shot glass, on a necklace, from family friendly Target. She has never seen a shot glass before and thought the tiny cup on a necklace was... cute.

We took it to the community park on Monday afternoon, since I did not allow her to take it to Ballet class in the morning. Every time a mother shot me a mean glance across the park, I smiled and convinced them "we are trying to go green... those water bottles are hazardous to our environment. These shot glass are green and reusable when filled up at the bubbler."

We are so way ahead of our time. Go Green! It is the new black.
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65classy comments:

MamaWise said...

First! Woohoo! I can't believe I am up this late... wait, that means you are up late too!

Melisa said...
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Blessings From Above said...

Ohhhh, only Lola!

And she looks so proud of her necklace in the picture. Too cute.

Kash said...

LOL. How perfect, it certainly is the truth!

Nat said...

Oh. my. gosh. SOOO FUNNY! I love your explanation too. WTG on quick thinking!

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness, I am dying laughing here!!!

Sorry that your daughter is sporting a shot glass, but really what a great story life is! :-)

LaskiGal said...

That's it. I'm goin' green. Now get ma a shot glass . . .

the MomBabe said...

Those moms should know that kids want what they want, and who are they to question the mindset of a three year old?

The Mom said...

Oh that's too funny!

But it's the right size for her Barbie?!

I've got nothin'.

D. Parra said...

LOL! Hilarious!

Wendi said...

How on earth did you just tie all that together and make it completely work?
Your family sure provides you lots of blog fodder!
I have something for you over at my place!

Stacy said...

That is hysterical! I love it! And isn't there some truth in that lttle cup on her necklace....she is technically a Bachelorette because she is single & well....as a small child she is somewhat "on the loose". So there you have it....I'd say it is a perfect "green" solution :)

Huckdoll said...

Hee, Lola rocks.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

i always love a good lola story :)

Vanessa said...

best. story. ever.

Laura said...

Love it...the story and the great photo! Thanks for sharing.

Keri said...

That is totally fantastic!
Way to go with the Green, almost makes me wanna get one!

Real World Mom said...

I love the necklace too! You're one, cool Mom! LOL!

Indy said...

Lola with a shot glass = perfect. You'll have to show this picture to her girlfriends in 20 years when they are planning her bachelorette party. So Lola!

Karen MEG said...

That is priceless, I would think you were such a cool mom with your girlie and her necklace if I saw you in the playground... unless people though she borrowed it from you LOL!
That's it Reuse ...

Karen said...

That is sheer genius. I would never have thought that quickly on my feet. Nor would I have allowed that thing to be seen in public anywhere. Darn carbs.

Stephanie said...

I feel the same way with the carbs. I didn't know you were doing it too. I'm going on 3 weeks...it gets better.

Anne said...

My son would love that necklace! A cup on the end of a string of beads is right up his alley. If I hadn't robbed his piggy bank for money to get an iced coffee he could buy it too!

girlymom said...

That is so funny that they had that in the dollar bin. You talking about shopping reminded me...I have been to Walmart's card section 3 times now looking for the anniversary card...can we narrow the search, what company published it? My kids are so bored of looking at cards...I just laugh and tell them I know some famous people on a card...Help ME Find It!! Ha

Crystal said...

I think I have to run out now and buy a couple of those. It (along with the bathroom sink) would solve the 100 trips I make to the kitchen for every little "I'm thirsty." Bahahaha.

Robert said...

kudos for thinking on your feet, Ohmommy!!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

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kimmy said...

Funny, funny Lola!

Love the necklace!

Kimmy

GoMommy said...

Wa-ha-ha! Love it!

Irene said...

Oh wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall to hear what those moms thought about you and their guesses as to what REALLY goes on behind your closed doors! They must think you guys do some serious partying.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Those moms were just jealous because they never thought to tie a cup around their kids' necks. It's genius really; A reusable cup that is always handy.

Kathryn said...

Hahaha!! You are so clever! I love it!

Mom2Miles said...

Too funny! That dollar section is my downfall. I leave w/ piles o' crap that were "only" a dollar.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I think it's inspired. You never have to worry about packing that extra sippy cup. And, she's ready for that trip to Bourbon St for Mardi Gras.

Are you giving up the carbs? Email me for a few tips. I had a doctor prescribed No Carb diet & know a few things.

Rhea said...

Green is DEFINITELY the new black, very astute observation!

I can't believe Target had such an item in the dollar section. lol way too funny.

My boys are suckers for the little quarter machines outside the grocery store that have that terribly tacky bling bling necklaces and rings and tattoos...half of which are not appropriate for kids! The latest favorite are some kind of gansta dogs...little plastic puppies in gansta clothes...sideways caps...ugh

krissy said...

Sweet, if I was a mother in the park I would laugh out loud and ask her if I could borrow it.

I know your pain about the pizza at Target. Imagine working there. Although the pizza would have been a better choice then the 15 oatmeal cookies I ate for breakfast. I suck on diets.

Lisa said...

I would laugh very hard if I saw that and then applaud your going green effort :) I love Target's dollar shop but I will be more careful on those free reign trips ;)

Also--on your comment, I grew up in Akron and Bath but now live in Texas (the snow and I did not get along well!)

Beth said...

As much as I love the 'Bachelorette on the loose', you can try fingernail polish remover to remove the letters. Of course, it will still be a shot glass, but that's just genius.

MommyTime said...

This is hysterically funny. Good thinking on your part with the snappy idea for its usage. Of course, now you'll have to get one for Jay that says something equally odious like "Frat Boy in Training" on a mini beer mug. Do they sell those at Target, do you think? :)

renatamic said...

i have that SAME necklace!

LunaNik said...

Why am I not surprised that Lola picked a shot glass necklace? She's such a little firecracker.

You are sooooo in for it when she's old enough to use one.

Flea said...

You're a genius! I'm now getting shot glasses for each of my children. Maybe even ones with their names engraved on them. Definitely. Thanks OHmommy!

ConverseMomma said...

People really gave you the stink eye for that? It's not like you were pouring tequilla into it. I love your response, go green baby!

Beth said...

What a hoot! I will be in Target tomorrow (Wednesdays are my Target days) and I am totally going to look for one of these!

My 3 year old would love it! It would cause quite the stir at preschool!

Jenny said...

That is so funny! I love the photo too.

April said...

You have reaffirmed my belief that working out just isn't worth it!

P said...

Yeah, I know all about how that can happen. My son got a bumper sticker out of a gumball-type machine. I didn't think anything of it until the next day (after driving around running errands), I noticed I had a bumper sticker on the back. It said: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOOKER! (and then in tiny print it said:) buy a rug.

CC said...

Ha ha hah ahahah! That's me trying to life in between crying at my work stress.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Excellent response!

Holly said...

LOL! Oh that is too funny.

Jeni said...

That definition of "gong green" cracked me up! Good one.

Someone Being Me said...

That is hilarious. Although there are days that Mommy needs a shot glass on a string around her neck. So maybe they are on to something. Can they just change it to toddler on the loose?

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I bet you DO drink whiskey! ;-) **laughing!**

Eve Grey said...

That is TOO funny. Well, technically she is a bachelorette, and she is on the loose, right?

Stephanie said...

How funny! She's just preparing you for those whiskey shots you're going to be doing when you step up the discipline on Fifi! ;oD

HRH said...

I am crying that was so funny. You are way ahead of your time and your daughter is a trendsetter...

Chelsea said...

So, the hubby was bored at Target, but didn't help the kids decide. I would blame him; obviously you were in no condition to really notice. :)
Nice comeback, though.

allisonsays.com said...

Haha! That is absolutely amazing. Your daughter is going to be trendsetter, I can see it now!

Ruth said...

That... is... PRICELESS! I love it! LOL

cyndy said...

I love it! Your excuse is perfect.

Katie said...

Oh My gosh, that is too hilarious!!

The 5 Bickies said...

You can't even make that up...too funny. Thanks for the laugh!

Cecily R said...

You. Are. FABULOUS.

Shellie said...

That was hilarious! GO green!

Kimber said...

I am not sure how I missed this post but it made me laugh so loud. that is hysterical! That Lola...she is a wild one. COuld Harry tame her?

 

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