Me & my three sons (while on vacation last year)

Today I took my three boys, ages 10, 8, and 4 to Target.  The oldest two had money from birthdays and grandma that was burning a hole in their pockets and I had promised them on a previous day when I was extremely tired that I would take them soon.  Today was that day.

I opened the door to my mini-van so the three boys could undo their seatbelts and exit the vehicle.  Gone are the days of unbuckling them from complicated car seats or placing infant carriers in the front section of the grocery cart.

We proceeded to walk into the store.  I pushed no strollers, I had no babies on my hip, and I carried no diaper bag.

My boys went up and down the aisles of the toy section.  I stayed in the main aisle so I could keep up with all three of them at a glance. I didn’t have to worry about keeping a hand on a toddler at all times.

When it came time to check out, my older boys went up to the counter…

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