I had to quickly drive Katelyn to school. So Sam hopped into the van shoeless. I needed some bread so pulled into the grocery store on the way home. Matt & Sam said in unison, "Sam can't go in- he isn't wearing shoes." I said no one would care. They said, "No, mom. There is a sign that says no bare feet." I said I would keep Sam in the cart & then no one would care. Matt said, "leave us in the van while you go in." I said no. Sam & Matt sat there with their arms crossed & said, "well we aren't going in."
Then, desperate, I did something no parent should do. I said, "I was going to buy you ice cream at Pinky's this afternoon. But if I have to use the money for gas & come home without bread, then I won't have any money left for Pinky's." They crossed their arms again and said, "Fine. Let's go home." So home we went & there was no Pinky's. As we were driving they said, "we can go home & get our sandals on & walk to the store." The idea of carrying 12 loaves of bread home from the store with little boys that don't understand about breads squishability factor was not highly appealing to me.