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    Havent had these cant sleep nights in a long time. Its a sign that I need to get a job. Anyway I sit here reading the threads, trying to be quiet as not to wake honey he has to work tomarrow. Its the usual, somebodies thread is bunching, endles supply of quilting fabrics for sale, memories of yesteryear, OBW, D9P, table runner, bed runners, and ditters daily dose.

    After reading ditters post on going shopping with my wife I remembered what my children would do to me in the store when they were teenagers(and still do sometimes). We would be strolling down an isle and out of the clear blue(there had to be another costomer present) my son would start yelling at me...."How many times do I have to tell you not to touch the things on the shelves? You just wait till we get home!" The first time they did this I was in shock and I know it showed on my face. They would continue..."This is it, I'm not going anywhere with you again! Dads gonna be so mad, I bet he spanks you!" Now mind you they arent just talking they are yelling, people from isle over are coming to see what the comotion is all about. I would just walk away like I didnt know them.

    There was a time when I worked 60 plus hours a week in a factory. Tired was not the word for it, i was averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. So off to the store we would go after I got home from work(single mom). I'd just pull my shopping cart along behind me. Dropping things in not even looking at the cart, only to eventually turn around and those boogers had loaded my cart with anything they could find, 10 boxes of cereal, 20 bags of marshmellows, a case of poptarts, enough toilet paper for a year. I just stood there, paused and walked away from the cart went and sat on one of the end caps and told them to go get me another cart. they left the mounded cart sitting in the isle. So at this point I dont care anymore my kids have embarrassed me so much that I just cant imagine what could be worse. Here they come with the fresh empty cart. My oldest is arount 15 and my youngest son 12. The 12 year old is in the cart screaming "Go faster!". I had to laugh. "Boy get out of that cart, momma needs a place to sit" Yep, thats right after years of embarrasing mom in the grocery store it was my turn. I climbed my tired hiney in the back of the cart and made them pull me around in the store to get the things we needed(and they couldnt add any special items this time). I never got out of that cart till we got to the car. At one point I was waving at people like I was in a parade. To this day you never know what my kids will pull in the store. Heres a pic taken this past summer in Kohls, Ive posted it before. I can catch them in the act with my camera phone. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64648-1.htm

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    your kids have a wicked sense of humor. i'd take them shopping any day of the week. :lol:

    p.s. - if you ever want revenge, wait until the first one turns 16. when you're in a crowded store, rush him ... give him a big, squeezy hug ... and a big 'ol sloppy kiss on the cheek. throw in a nice loud "Mommy loves her little SnuggleBear."

    that'll fix 'em. :XD:

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    Patrice - Yep that would do it. Done it my son, also cute little nicknames and pics over the years threat works well too.

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    Love your story, that is what memories are made of.

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    Thanks for the first smile of my day!

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    My first thought is what a great mom you must be to be able to have so much fun in your family while struggling as a single mom! Kudos to you, I know, I'm a single mom too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsgod
    My first thought is what a great mom you must be to be able to have so much fun in your family while struggling as a single mom! Kudos to you, I know, I'm a single mom too!
    My babies are almost all grown. 23, 20, 17. My baby lives with his dad now. My middle son lives with me, well i see about twice a week(girlfriend you know) And my 23 today is her birthday!

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    One time we were having a cart race through the parking lot and went flying past an old man, I reckon we made him fill his depends because he yelled "Will you ever grow up!" we in sync "NO!" laughing.

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    Time to get out the naked baby pictures and to show them to the newest boyfriend or girlfriend!

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    Time to get out the naked baby pictures and to show them to the newest boyfriend or girlfriend!

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    Too funny! My kids are the smae age, and the boys never want to go anywhere with me, anymore. Friends, ya know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin
    Time to get out the naked baby pictures and to show them to the newest boyfriend or girlfriend!
    Back then I did just that, but they hung on bathroom wall. I took pics from when they were babies taking baths, did them in black and white photos in black frames. Had them hanging right over the towel rack. It was so cute, I got many complements on those photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Too funny! My kids are the smae age, and the boys never want to go anywhere with me, anymore. Friends, ya know!
    My kids were never like that. Now I hardly see them due to them being older and friends. Maybe they were and I just didnt know, I'll have to quiz them.

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    Thanks for the laugh. The memories your kids will have is priceless. You made the best of hard times.

    When my daughter was dating her future husband he would have her paged when they were at large store. Or he may tie a ballon onto here belt loop. As she walthed thur the store all you saw was a large balloon floating in the air.
    She is barely 5' tall and he is over 6'5". They laugh about it now, she watches him close as he may do it again.
    Yes, their 18 year son is like his dad. The son picks on me, I am his source of entertainment.

    Memories in the making

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    Wonderful story thanks for sharing

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    almost peed my pants reading this :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have a pic of my youngest in a Lily Ruben peach silk with white pearl and silver sequin evening dress. He was on the football team and they lost a game and had to cross dress for the day at school. He was gorgeous From the Back,,, then he would turn around and he was just old enough to have a 5 o'clock shadow. He of course played it to the hilt with full make up & wig. Strange thing was he came home in a wedding dress! I still have not found out how that came about. Maybe it is best that I don't know.:)

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    What a wonderful story and a wonderful family you have. Keep your sense of humor - it is precious. Your kids love you very much. Wish you the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    I have a pic of my youngest in a Lily Ruben peach silk with white pearl and silver sequin evening dress. He was on the football team and they lost a game and had to cross dress for the day at school. He was gorgeous From the Back,,, then he would turn around and he was just old enough to have a 5 o'clock shadow. He of course played it to the hilt with full make up & wig. Strange thing was he came home in a wedding dress! I still have not found out how that came about. Maybe it is best that I don't know.:)
    My boys made a video doing the exact same thing. I found out in the last few months that they erased the tape, darnit that was good blackmail.

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    I was hoping one of the photos was with you riding in the cart. This is too funny!
    Brenda C

    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Havent had these cant sleep nights in a long time. Its a sign that I need to get a job. Anyway I sit here reading the threads, trying to be quiet as not to wake honey he has to work tomarrow. Its the usual, somebodies thread is bunching, endles supply of quilting fabrics for sale, memories of yesteryear, OBW, D9P, table runner, bed runners, and ditters daily dose.

    After reading ditters post on going shopping with my wife I remembered what my children would do to me in the store when they were teenagers(and still do sometimes). We would be strolling down an isle and out of the clear blue(there had to be another costomer present) my son would start yelling at me...."How many times do I have to tell you not to touch the things on the shelves? You just wait till we get home!" The first time they did this I was in shock and I know it showed on my face. They would continue..."This is it, I'm not going anywhere with you again! Dads gonna be so mad, I bet he spanks you!" Now mind you they arent just talking they are yelling, people from isle over are coming to see what the comotion is all about. I would just walk away like I didnt know them.

    There was a time when I worked 60 plus hours a week in a factory. Tired was not the word for it, i was averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. So off to the store we would go after I got home from work(single mom). I'd just pull my shopping cart along behind me. Dropping things in not even looking at the cart, only to eventually turn around and those boogers had loaded my cart with anything they could find, 10 boxes of cereal, 20 bags of marshmellows, a case of poptarts, enough toilet paper for a year. I just stood there, paused and walked away from the cart went and sat on one of the end caps and told them to go get me another cart. they left the mounded cart sitting in the isle. So at this point I dont care anymore my kids have embarrassed me so much that I just cant imagine what could be worse. Here they come with the fresh empty cart. My oldest is arount 15 and my youngest son 12. The 12 year old is in the cart screaming "Go faster!". I had to laugh. "Boy get out of that cart, momma needs a place to sit" Yep, thats right after years of embarrasing mom in the grocery store it was my turn. I climbed my tired hiney in the back of the cart and made them pull me around in the store to get the things we needed(and they couldnt add any special items this time). I never got out of that cart till we got to the car. At one point I was waving at people like I was in a parade. To this day you never know what my kids will pull in the store. Heres a pic taken this past summer in Kohls, Ive posted it before. I can catch them in the act with my camera phone. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64648-1.htm

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    My son used to lay on the floor of Walmart and slap the floor so it sounded like he fell.My daughter and I would come around the corner and knowing what he was up to just laugh. We would get some terrible looks from people thinking we were being cruel! God I miss those days it was so much fun.

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    Funny....I like you and your kids!

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    thanks. I do have great kids

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    I love this and your kids' sense of humor! I've done things like that to my family and friends.

    My mother loved Shoneys ... she loved to go once a week. When we would go ... I would hug up to the big gum ball machine they have in there ...

    Or I would "Mommy buy me this ... mommy buy me this ... Mommmmmmmmmyyyyyy" ...

    I was really bad in a grocery store to tell the cashier to please excuse my mother ... we only let her out twice a year and this is one of her outings ...

    She always would get me back by saying ... you need a kid? This one doesn't do any chores but she's for free!

    Good times man good times!

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    My kids were the one to be embarassed..We were in walmart and I sassed my hubby and he threw me over his shoulder( firemen carry) and the children looked everywhere but at us..They didn't want to know us.LOL

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