There is a reason for this virtual life archive... So that I can look back and avoid doing stupid things. Case in point: Next year, on the last Sunday before Passover, someone remind me to read this entry, OK? Because for the second year in a row, I made the mistake of going to the grocery store on the last Sunday morning before Passover. And this time, I had the girls with me. And not the husband.....
The store was packed with crazed matzo-seeking lunatics. Most people had 2 carts. And the 60-something men pushing the second cart had clearly not been to the grocery store in a year. Sheer madness!
Try to get two kids and a cart through the ceiling high mountain of matzo, surrounded by women clutching lists, men parked wherever they pleased and little old ladies with "helpers" trying to plan a menu for 25 when they have no teeth left to chew... (let me help: Matzo ball soup. It's the friendly food.)
Then, because clearly I was trying to ensure my daughters would be crazed and tantrum-prone for the rest of the day, I dragged them to the Kosher butcher. I am not in need of Passover meat, as we will be in Florida and Hub's step-mother is already on top of the meat order down there, but I am in fact hosting the second Seder (only one third of the family, no biggy) so I needed to buy one red meat and one poultry selection. I am no making Brisket, so I opted for Miami Ribs. Except there were none. And I asked the butcher if he had any in the back, and he replied that yes, he did.
Well, he was lying. He had meat that could be cut into Miami Ribs. It took 35 min. With two kids, standing in front of the chicken fridge, constantly in the way of the other shoppers who were piling meat up in their carts. I wanted to leave, but the butcher made it clear that he was already running low on "good" cuts and if I didn't wait, I would end up with chicken breasts for my Seder....
So we waited and took many, many 2$ rides on the stupid Schmall carousel. And I got into a fight with a mother who was too cheap to pay for her own rides, but kept insisting that my kids switch seats "to keep it fair". Lady, fair would have been you chipping in at least once! I have no problem with kids filling up the empty seat (it rides 3) but don't make my kids sit in the stupid boat instead of the car and horse! I paid, we pick.
So yeah, next year, on the last Sunday before Passover, when I think it would be a good time to run to the Schmall to pick up a few things, somebody please send me the link to this page!