How many steps does it take for a mom to buy a 3 ft kiddie pool, when traveling with a 2 1/2 month baby? Let me tell you!
Step 1: Load Colton into car (all 16 lbs of him)
Step 2: Drive to Smiths, and drive by the outside of the store to make sure said kiddie pool is still available
Step 3: Park car
Step 4: Take Colton and carseat out of car
Step 5: Find shopping cart FAST before my arm loses circulation
Step 6: Walk up to kiddie pools, realize that it will NOT fit in your shopping cart with carseat
Step 7: Wait thru line, and ask to purchase the pool that isn't in my shopping cart
Step 8: Wheel cart with carseat and Colton back to my car
Step 9: Load Colton in car (it's 100 degrees) and remember to UNlock the trunk which can only be unlocked with keys so I don't have to turn off the car when picking up the pool
Step 10: RUN to return shopping cart so child doesn't overheat...cart return is too far...so LEAVE cart in the middle of a spot (I have NEVER done that before)
Step 11: Drive around the entire parking lot so car is perfectly positioned on the correct side of the rode while driving by the front of Smiths
Step 12: Jump out of car, load kiddie pool...and take off with baby screaming
We are the PROUD new owners of a 3 ft kiddie pool. I hope it is worth the effort. Maybe I just should have waited for Mike to get home...