Cheerio Target!

Daughter and I were shopping at Target this morning while son was in preschool. In typical embarrassing mother fashion I grabbed and opened one of those prepackaged cereal cups off the shelf to keep daughter happy while I shopped. We've done this before and always ring up the cup at the end our visit.

Today all went well, till we got to the register.

Me: Sweetie, give the lady your Cheerios so she can ring them up.
Daughter: NO!
Me: Pumpkin, give her the cup.
Daughter: NO! MY CUP!
Me: Dude, your being annoying - give her the cereal.
Daughter: (Takes the open, nearly full, cup of Cheerios and launches it at the clerk. Cheerios rain down every f'king where. The floor, the black conveyor belt, inside the candy display. Every f'king where.)
Me: (Mouth open)

That's right. She did it. I kept apologizing and the clerks wouldn't meet me in the eye. So I kept apologizing louder until I realized it wasn't that they didn't hear me, they were spite-ing our Cheerio asses. Sigh. It may be awhile before I go back to Target again.

22 comments:

Wendy said...

You hold your head up high and shop at the Target. Just next time give your daughter something with a little more weight to fling at the cashier.

Lotta said...

Gigglesnort. You made me laugh out loud Wendy!

Florinn said...

Its still better than shopping at Walmart!

Nikki said...

They'll never remember you. They never seem to remember us...

... even after the whole cup of lemonade spilled all over the floor at the checkout.

Oh, The Joys said...

Ha ha ha ha! That would totally happen to me too.

Katie J said...

Oh my dog, is that funny. Yeah, Buttons would definitely do that. I don't think I'd laugh at the time, but it sure makes a good post!

Little Monkies said...

You know, for such a cheerful place, the folks who work at Target always seem so unhappy. What's up with that? Seriously.

Anonymous said...

"Precious" gets the "big pinch" when she does something like that. That is the one thing I absolutely won't tolerate from the kids. After they get the pinch then I make them pick up whatever they threw; I don't care where I'm at.-Bama

yerdoingitwrong said...

They ARE unhappy there. However, maybe it's b/c of people like me. I spilled an entire grande Toffee Nut latte on their conveyer belt thingy once. I thought the cashier was going to kill me. Cheerio's ain't nothing compared to that. No worries, girl. =)

Kris said...

I hope you don't mind that I would have been hysterical if I had been behind you in line at Target. You made me laugh out loud, and that's how I'm going to end my evening...on that note!

THANKS!

Rapunzel said...

When Lily was about 4 I took her to the Target, to keep her happy I promised her a bag of popcorn on the way out. I fulfilled my promise but for some reason Lily decided that the popcorn bag was not nearly as big as the one they showed in the display and she demanded another one. She was beyond reasoning with and no amount of Mommy logic worked. She had a major temper tantrum right there at the concession stand, on a Sunday afternoon when the store was packed to the gills. Picture me wheeling the baby in the shopping cart, a screaming toddler hanging onto my leg, me dragging her all the way to the car like that. Once safely inside my car I called the husband and said through gritted teeth, "Open. Wine. Now." That mantra was repeated quite often throughout Lily's childhood.

I didn't show my face in that Target again for quite a while, but eventually they forgot. I hope.

Southern Fried Mom said...

That was definitely snort-worthy!!!! I want to go shopping with you at Target. I think with your girl & my boy, we could be banned for life!

mommiebear2 said...

LOL! Isnt it funny how hearing other mom's horrifying/embarrasing stories makes us moms feel sooo much better about crap our children do or say.

Katrina said...

Lol...that reminds me of the time my son was screaming his head off in the checkout lane, so I grabbed one of the mini oreo to go cups for him to munch on. He ate one, then promptly dumped the rest on the floor. Fun times.

And please...cheerios are nothing to clean up. The clerks should be glad that they didn't get something worse thrown their way.

mumple said...

Screw that. Go in, get in line for the same cashier.

If raining Cheerios on them is the worst thing that ever happened to them, they need to come visit me.

I've got stories that would make them pray for Cheerio rain.

nikki said...

Aaron is so talented at throwing things in restaurants and hitting other customers.

Target people should just be glad she didn't puke all over the place. Now that would be classic!

Lotta said...

You all crack me up! Can we all take over a subdivision and live together?

leeanthro said...

Speaking of Target, I went this morning in my huge pregnant glory to return two things we had ordered online for the baby and ended up buying used this weekend.

Picture this: Its raining, there are no carts in the parking lot because the store just opened. You see a hugely pregnant woman trying to lug two HUGE boxes into the store. Four people pass me. Does anyone offer to help me carry them? Nope!

Oh, the humanity!

BTW: I realized a few months ago that if I stop at the cafe at Target to get a bag of popcorn for my daughter that not only will she sit in the cart, but she's occupied for most of the shopping excursion.

And one day we were going to Menard's and we actually pulled up to the door of Target and my husband ran in for a bag of popcorn to take with us.

I also stop at the deli of the grocery store first thing to buy sliced cheese for her to munch on. Or stop and pick up a box of raisins. Whatever works!

Pendullum said...

We have all had moments like that... Just be grateful it was not one of those yogurt tubes...not nearly so nice to clean off the cashiers glasses..

Karen Forest said...

Bless your heart. Days like that leave me exhausted. Mentally and physically.

The cashier apparently doesn't have children of her own or has forgotten.

Selective memory would be my guess.....

DysdHousewife said...

::mouth hanging open in disbelief:: I bet THAT was a Xanax moment for sure!

QueenieB said...

Yeah, I've been there too. But usually I have another child who's talking on the loudspeaker over the phone at the next register, at the same time. Don't hide your head in shame-I guarantee you were NOT the only mom that had that happen that day, at that Target.