Thank you to P&G and Kroger stores for celebrating “Team Mom’s Everyday Victories”! Please visit the P&G’s event page to play games, win money off your next Kroger trip and more fun!
I close the trunk and wrangle the baby out of the shopping cart, where somehow she’s managed to get her shoes stuck inside the seat cover. A final yank frees it from the cart and sends a shower of half-crunched cheerios smattering across the parking lot. She cries as I buckle her into her car seat, pointing sadly at the lost snack and sniffling “eat, eat!” for most of the drive home. Halfway there I realize I forgot to buy baby wipes, which is written in bold at the top of the list peeking out of the diaper bag as it is the main thing we left the house for.
And that, folks, is a successful trip to the grocery store in my new life role as “Mom.”
Moving too quickly, her chubby hands pull the hem of my shorts and me in different directions. Spills and spatters and tantrums and tears and y’all, I have a toddler.
Anything I accomplish is a victory. Anything.
Everyday victories are washing my hair or washing her hair or convincing her to eat a tiny piece of chicken or remembering to start a new load of laundry and not forgetting to put it in the dryer.
But the everyday moment occurring around here that I count as the biggest victory?
Watching this girl run down the hill in our backyard.
I know, I know, I’m an overly sentimental post-NICU mommy. But after a year of physical therapy my baby who couldn’t even sit up until she was nearly a year old?
She can run.
I stand at the bottom of the hill with open arms and wait for her to fall breathless into them while her daddy cheers her on from the sidelines.
And this wipes the slate clean, the failed trip to the store, the laundry left overnight in the wash.
She can run. So I take her hand and we walk back to the top of the hill to do it again and again.
Hurry in to Kroger and Kroger Banner Stores for P&G’s big sale event, June 10–23!
At Kroger and its banner stores, more than 30 of your favorite P&G brands are at HOT sale prices through June 23, including Tide, Charmin, Cascade, Pampers, Crest and Olay. Look for tags with special prices throughout the household needs and health and beauty aisles, and be on the lookout for even bigger offers – like getting serious dollars off when you buy a bundle of products.
Before hitting the store, visit P&G’s event page on Kroger.com HERE
You can play games like basketball, track and gymnastics to win money off your next Kroger trip, download digital coupons, print a shopping list, and learn more about P&G products!
And as part of this event, consider trying one of these fab products from P&G: Vicks Nature Fusion, Charmin Basic, Downy Unstopables, and Swiffer Duster Extenders!
(Y’all should try the Downy Unstopables. No one told me to recommend them, I’ve just been using the lavender scented ones for a couple of months ever since I saw Amy Sedaris talk about them on some late-night talk show. And they are AMAZING. Jeff walked in the bedroom the other day and was like “did you get a new candle?” and I was all “NO! THAT IS JUST HOW GOOD OUR SHEETS SMELL!” Which is why I agreed to do this campaign, b/c I love Downy Unstopables AND sales and coupons!)
I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.