Monday, July 13, 2009

Free! Take One.

Today, my hat's off to the berry pickers.

Cuz I HATE berry picking. All that HARD MANUAL labor for a few handfuls of dirty, mushed up raspberries. That I don't even like eating.

Doesn't help that I dumped the box of berries out twice during the picking. But who wouldn't?

It's HOT and DUSTY. And the dust is hot. And the heat is dusty. And it's PRICKLY, too!

And all I wanna do is get back in the hot car and go somewhere else. I will sit in my car seat GLADLY!

But Mommy keeps insisting on one more berry. Even on the walk back to the car, she kept stopping for one more berry.

Which leads me to this strategic sitting spot.

Yep, looking for a good home - that's me!

Just in case you think I don't know what that sign behind my head says, here's what I told Mommy while sitting there:

"I WON'T put on my shoes! You're not my mommy ANY more!"

Never mind that those shoes are my favorite green slip-ons...

You might find an explanation for my behavior in the next photo. And that's the TOY aisle, folks!

A trip to the park made everything better, of course!


All smiles to ya!

18 comments:

Brooke said...

a nap, a baby doll, and fun times at the park always make it better! :)

Kelly said...

That is so cute. Around here, the kids won't wear shoes either. I love that her feet are so dirty in the shopping pic!!! Looks like our feet all the time! :o)

Madeline said...

Oh. my. you are quite the handful, Esme! But, oh that cute smile must just melt your mommy's heart. :)

Michelle said...

That smile at the end makes it all worth it!

I struggle with keeping shoes on Elli too. And no nap days - we won't go there! You know.

Kori said...

I, too, love the feet; that is what Owen's look like as well, and even a soak in bubble bath doesn't quite get all the grime out.

And is that SmartFood white cheddar popcorn I see in your cart? Sigh, I LOVE that stuff! Owen probably would, too, but it is the one thing I won't share.

Randy, Ally, and Wes said...

So funny! Berry picking is hot, tedious stuff. I remember picking berries with my mom when I was little . . . I seem to remember all I wanted to do was sample the berries, not put them in the basket!

Anne said...

Esme, have you read "Blueberries for Sal?" It's a book about a little girl (who looks kind of like you) who goes out picking berries with her mama. The only problem is, she ends up following the wrong mama...

ShEiLa said...

I think swinging at the park is a solution to a whole lot of bad mood and crankiness.

It was nice to see your smile... and I love the green slip-ons.

ToOdLeS.

Donna said...

Hey, there are TWO dolls in that last picture! LOL.

pucktricks said...

that and a nap

Genny said...

I wish I could sleep in the grocery cart instead of grocery shopping...lol. Too cute!

Preschool Playbook said...

We all know that berry picking stuff is way too hard!

grammy said...

Eating berries is more fun than picking them any day. Naps and swings are always a nice treat for any of us (o:

Simply Stork said...

what sweetness...so cute sleeping away in the cart- but we both know how lovely it was right before she fell asleep right :o) too cute!

I wanted to pop in and let you know about a new site I launched yesterday-maybe you could pop in when you get a chance :o)

http://simplystork.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing.html

enjoy your day-

~simply~

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

Sadie loves wearing shoes inside, but hates wearing them outside. She's fun like that.

I Am Boymom said...

Berry pciking always SOUNDS fun, but only is fun for about 5 minutes. I am laughing at Esme's feet, my Little Guy, who is now 7, despises shoes and I am constantly reminding him to put on a pair of flip flops because his dirty black feet are wrecking my carpet! Esme is such a cutie and growing like a weed!

sheila said...

CUTE pics! All of them! I esp love the one sleeping in the cart, lol. Ahhhh, I wish I could do that at the store. :)

Jimmie said...

Love the grocery cart pic! Too sweet! I've felt that way many times while shopping at the supermarket. Just wears me out!