Saturday, April 9, 2011

How is this even possible?!?!

I took Molly and Luke to Build a Bear Workshop for the first time today... Let's just say it didn't go very well. Probably my first mistake was leaving the house too late this morning. I shouldn't have left so close to lunch and nap time. I was alone, so I took the single stroller. I pushed Luke and had Molly hold on to the stroller strap. First time to try this setup, but she did awesome! I really was very proud of her. I didn't want to tackle the big twin stroller and knew the side by side would be hard to handle in the store. We stopped at the food court for lunch. There was a Chick Fil A, so at least I was able to get some fresh fruit to go with the chicken nuggets! :) They did awesome eating their lunch. Another proud Mommy moment! Everything from that point went down hill! We went into the store. Molly was super excited! Luke really could have cared less...he has never been a stuffed animal lover (love this about him...btw). Molly picks Hop the bunny to buy, so over comes an overly excited, loud, somewhat nice lady to help Molly stuff her bunny. Molly wanted nothing to do with her. I really think she thought this lady was going to hurt the bunny she just fell in love with. She told the lady "NO" you can not have him! At this point I am really thinking this is the worst idea I have ever tried to do alone with them. I am trying to push Luke while calming down my daughter that is embarrassing me in public by actually throwing herself to the ground! The store is packed with a birthday party with all eyes on us!!! I am thinking to
myself what in the world do I do (all 3 of these options ran throught my head)....A) Run as
fast as I can out of the store with Molly screaming like I am abusing her B) Try and talk some sense into her while this over the top sales woman remains suck to us like glue C) Cry myself.....I went with B. I literally had to tell the lady to please go and help other
children. I tried explaining to Molly that they are stuffing the animals, so she could cuddle them. She still wanted nothing to do with it, but she also didn't want to give up the limp
bunny in her arms! I knew I was not going to pay 22 dollars for an empty rabbit! I asked the sale lady to please just make a bunny for Molly and I would make the switch right after I pay. This lady made Molly's bunny and brought it over to her and ripped the hollow bunny out of my daughters arms....WTH?!?! Molly of course went CRAZY!!! I was beyond shocked! I paid for the
bunny and got the heck out of dodge!!! Sorry, I have no photos of that extra fun adventure,
but I do have pictures of why I think Molly was in such a bad mood!!!! Poor girl was exhausted!!! How is it even possible to go asleep like this?!?!

If you are wondering what happened to the poor rabbit....Molly fell in love all over again! :)

Hope you have a great Sunday!!


Katie said...

OH MY GOSH THAT IS SO FUNYNY! But i am sorry that they where so mean to poor molly.

Dolli-Mama said...

Oh goodness1 Those pictures are crazy!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

First, YOU GO, MAMA for being so brave and tackling such an awesome adventure by yourself!!! I am so very impressed (and HOPE I can be as brave this time next year!!!)! :)

I am sorry you had such a rough time, and that's just terrible that the staff wasn't any more attune to Molly's needs. Bless her heart.

I'm just glad that the story had a happy ending with Molly loving her bunny. And at least Molly got a little nap in the car. :)

Jenner said...

WTH?! I would actually put in a formal complaint to the store, people that work there should really be required to have a good report with children! If anyone snatched my child's bunny that way, empty or not, I would have went ballistic!! I'm sorry that the day didn't go so well for you. Build a Bear is a good idea though... the peapod would probably be delighted! Thanks for the idea anyway, I really want to do it with her now.

The photos of Molly sleeping are a riot! I'm glad she got her bunny, regardless, she looks very happy with him!

Holly Ann said...

Aww. Poor girl...and poor mommy! I've been in very similar situations before and I know it's so frustrating. I'm so glad that Molly was happy with the new bunny in the end. :)

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

omg...i can picture it now...except it's happening to me and not you! it's so hard when they're that tired. maybe the "stuffer" just thought it would be like ripping a bandaid off!

that sleep position is bananas...b.a.n.a.n.a.s.

Twingle Mommy said...

That is the funniest thing!!!!!

reanbean said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds like a nightmare. What on earth was that crazy saleswoman thinking? You'd think the people in that store would have to go through some kind of special training to learn how to not traumatize the customers. Sheesh!

That was incredibly brave of you to take on something like that on your own. And while the experience was a bit rough, the smile in that last photo lets you know it wasn't a complete waste.