Before 9am today, I’d gotten 5 kids to their respective places, picked up some letters for Ed from the printer, stopped at Panera, and completed a Target trip. This afternoon, I have kindergarten volunteer duty and I have to drop E and C off at different parties on different sides of town before picking the babies up. I’m BUSY is what I’m saying.
Speaking of Target, when I went in the other night to pick up formula, they were completely out of the big containers I usually buy. The associate in the area told me they were getting another shipment in the next morning. I stopped today, and rather than the nice plastic containers we are used to, they had the tall cardboard ones that were around when I was buying formula for Hannah 5 years ago. Anyway, really, it’s no big deal. But then, I read the little sticker on the canister. “10% more than 36oz container for the same price!” This confused me because the plastic containers of regular formula on the shelf (we buy sensitive) were 40oz and the cardboard container is 39.4oz. Obviously, 39 is not greater than 40. When I got home, I checked the container we had, and sure enough, it was 36oz. I had noticed in the past that the sensitive formula was the same price as the regular, and I’d given mental props to Target for not up charging for something I consider more of a necessity than specialty item. Now though, I’m questioning if it’s been a smaller container all along and I was just too dumb to notice and if that is in fact the case, is this what Target was counting on? Maybe I’m over thinking it. Who knows.
I am struggling a lot with Caitlyn and her attitude and the way she speaks to me. She is 8. Not 13. And she is so full of sass. I don’t really know what to do about it, especially since my instinct is to grab her and shake her. And if it’s this bad now, what will it be like when she actually is a teenager? The fact that she only does it to me says something too. I’m not sure what, exactly.
I read this yesterday. You should too. Sarah has a real way with words.
And speaking of a way with words, I’m planning on doing NaBloPoMo again this year, and I’m hoping to focus on some actual posts with meaning instead of the drivel and minutiae I’ve posted over the last year or so.