Tantrum training, for me?

Yesterday was all about running errands and getting groceries. Sarah told me I need to start taking the boys when I go to the grocery store to pick up a few things. She said they need to learn and you need to tolerate. I said tolerate what? She said take them in by yourself and see Lol Okay.

I took the boys to Whole Foods. Are we loving the new prices or what? I talked to one of the assistant managers there and they told me they are going to start getting in a better variety of vegan products. That’s really great for me and my kids. I had them both at the top of the cart. We were cruising around and they thought it was just a big fun cart ride. Until I started putting food in the basket. That’s when they both started gawking at what I had. We went to the fruit aisle first because my plan was to get them a small little sack of grapes. I thought they could munch on those while we shopped. No one wanted any grapes. Of course not. We got a bunch of produce and decided to try the candy and cookie aisle. Nope my boys didn’t flinch at any of that. I thought well this is great. No tantrums. And then…

I rounded the corner and found the chips. They must recognize the bags Lol Heston let off first and Alex wasn’t far behind. The rest of my shopping trip I had 2 little boys wailing at full volume over the chips. I did buy some but I wasn’t going to open the bag and let them munch on them. When I got back home and told Sarah what happened she said buy the little snack size bags of chips and let them share 1 bag. I said but they won’t share, she said you have to make them.

So I’m doing this dad grocery shopping thing all wrong. Tips, please? We have everything on my list I needed to get and a few other things so that’s good. But I need to figure out how to do this. I usually take them by myself to the park or somewhere fun we can run around in. At this age they aren’t bolting off so I can keep up with 2 at the same time. Plus they follow each other. They really don’t go off in 2 different directions. They will at some point but for now they just follow each other around.

Peace is doing great. Our daughter is growing up and getting big already. She is so sweet and happy. I love having her in our lives. She brings a real sense of calm to us. Lord knows she gets enough attention. She is either sleeping or being cuddled by someone. My nannies love having a new baby around. They are so good with her. I am so blessed to have found 2 really sweet part-time nannies to help us out. I knew Sarah would be a pro from the start. She gets very bossy and I need that. I tend to just run anytime my kids cry. She’s teaching me to let them self sooth? Is that a real thing? I don’t know. I am getting better. I’m not hovering so much anymore.

I hope everyone is having a great work week. I go back to work on Tuesday because I was going to go into work Monday when no one was there and do a bunch of stuff. My wife said no let’s have a bbq party instead. Fine by me. I really could get a lot more done with no one around. I also don’t want to miss out on a big day at home when my wife actually has the day off. She told me I’m not going, so I’m not Lol

Still please donate $$$ or things to the Hurricane Harvey survivors. It’s reached multiple states now and we need to make sure we are taking care of everyone not just Texans. Our family foundation has been mailing things down to the charities we have on our list from Church. We have also donated a lot of money and all of my employees are also donating money and items from the list we have. They need us now. Most people have nothing at all. They are living in a shelter and have no home to go to. It’s very sad. Also the pets people had to leave behind are also in need. Don’t forget them. When it’s time to start demo/rebuilding we will send 2 crews down to help. I’ve already had a bunch of construction guys ask because they have family down there.

God bless America. That’s all I can say about the outpouring of love and support. Our President is still a shit but he did show up. So that’s something, right?

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!