What's pretty much the WORST nightmare that we share? I mean, we all have some doozies of dreams, but generally there's a common one that at some point or another everyone has : being somewhere, in public - without clothing.
This afternoon I needed to run a few errands. I didn't have time to do the big shopping that I'll be doing on Friday or Saturday, total waste my trip/gas, but there were some things that just couldn't wait.
Seeing as how I didn't want to cram everything I needed on the weekend shopping trip, I decided to check a local thrift store for a dress I need for early next week. Sister came along.
So, I pick out 2 things to try on... the 3 big kids are with sister, and 2 littles are with me. Of course, the changing room sign says "NO CARTS PLEASE" I unload children and things, and Liam is pleasantly sitting on the floor next to Shiloh in the changing room. In the time it takes me to take my shirt off, Liam has jumped up, figured out how to unlock the door, flings it wide open, and makes a break for it. I go to leap after him.. remembering afterwards, I'm just in my bra and jeans.
And believe me, I'm no Abercrombie model.
Do I chase my 22 month old shirtless? What is a woman to do?
Well, I jumped back, grabbed a garment, wrapped it around me and stuck my head back out shouting "Liam, come here!" He stood about.. oh... 20 feet away smiling, pointing at a rack "yook mommy! Pretty!" (yook = look)
So I darted back into the room, threw my shirt on and ran to get him.
There you have it. I experienced one of everyone's worst nightmares and lived to tell about it. You don't actually melt into a puddle, or run around for hours unable to find clothes.
Someday, I plan to embarrass him badly as a teenager and the score will be even.