I took the kids to Safeway this morning. There weren't any huge carts for 3 kids in the parking lot. Usually, I put the babies in the stroller, have Lydia walk, and we go inside. I put the kids in the cart, put the stroller in the basket and take it back to my minivan. I decided to try having Fiona and Lydia walk in, all three of us holding hands, I was going to carry Anna because she's a runner. I've already experienced a few incidents with her attempting to run from me. Anyway, Anna and Lydia are in the third row of the minivan so I had to get them out first. We get out and go to the side where Fiona is. I unbuckle Fiona with one hand, holding Anna in my other arm, trying to minimize the amount of time she is standing outside. I put Anna on the ground, told Lydia to hold her hand, told Anna to hold Lydia's hand. Before I even took my hands off her, Anna was trying to get away and run! I only needed like 5 seconds, Fiona was unbuckled, I just needed to grab her and put her on the ground. I couldn't even do that. I had to hold Anna in one arm, reach in the minivan with the other arm to get Fiona and set Fiona down on the ground. Oh yeah, and Anna was squirming around, trying to get away from me and screaming the whole time. Thank goodness Fiona listens and held my hand and Lydia's hand and walked into the store.
Man, that sucked royally. I felt like I had lost control of Anna, I was afraid Fiona was going to try climbing out of the car seat since she was unbuckled and even though Lydia stays put when I tell her to, she's just a child and unpredictible so I was worried she'd get a wild hair up her butt and start acting out. In the parking lot of Safeway. I haven't been that scared in a long time. Why does Anna act like that? She'll get better, right?? Please tell me she will. I'm shocked by her craziness sometimes because Lydia and Fiona are so mellow.