I know that my two youngest boys are often times unbearable to be around. Today was no exception! It was so miserable to be home with them that I just gathered them all up and we left as quick as possible. I figured a short trip to CVS would break up the day…. And I needed makeup anyway. They were of course terrible in the store. They both just screech, loudly, all the time!!! I have NO idea how to fix this! I’m trying, everyday!! But today, I just needed to get out! My super helpers, my two big boys each took a little in their own carts and drove them around the store while I spent five minutes looking for make up. As a reward, I bought them some ice cream. The line at the checkout was waaaay longer than usual!! Without the constant movement strolling around in the carts my littles started their REALLY LOUD screeching (okay, it’s screaming, happy screaming, and often times tantrums, but screaming none the less). I completely agree that it’s horrible. But there’s literally nothing I can do, and honestly I usually just ignore it, because I hear it ALL THE TIME. While I was waiting in line, and answering a Facebook question (yes, I know I probably shouldn’t have been on my phone), a short, fat angry man walked around the corner to ask what all the noise was about. I thought he was joking. I thought maybe he was trying to distract my kids by talking to them, trying to be helpful…. But when he continued with his hateful stare towards my kids I asked, are you serious? His answer was… Absolutely, I’m dead serious! I’ll spare you the rest of the conversation, as I didn’t conduct myself as well as I could have…. I DID manage to refrain from using the foul language begging to exit my mouth. He actually ended his end of the conversation by saying that he’s a retired police officer and that I was disturbing the peace!!! That’s when I just walked away. What was he going to do? Arrest me because I have loud unruly children?! I’m completely shaken by this confrontation and still upset. I’m writing this with emotions still raw as it JUST happened. I came straight home and started writing, right away. I’ll add one last detail… A sweet momma followed me out of the store to comfort me and give me a bag of m&m’s to share with my kids. Thank God for nice people who give us grace when we need it most….