"I think Target needs a daycare like Ikea," mother of four Emily Maynard Johnson captioned a Monday photo of her three sons, aged 8 months to 3 years old

By Jen Juneau
August 20, 2018 02:10 PM
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Credit: Emily Maynard Johnson/Instagram

Emily Maynard Johnson has her hands full!

The former Bachelorette made a stop at Target recently with her four children — Gatlin Avery, 8 months, Gibson Kyle, 2 next month, Jennings Tyler, 3, and Ricki, 13 — and gave her followers a glimpse into the reality of shopping with three children aged 3 and under.

Posting a photo of her sons sharing the seating space in one of the retail giant’s kid-friendly carts, Maynard Johnson, 32, lamented her lack of onsite childcare options.

“3. Almost 2. 8 months. 13 year old looking at phone cases somewhere. I think Target needs a daycare like Ikea. Who’s willing to sign my petition?” she captioned the snapshot.

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Since welcoming baby Gatlin in November, Maynard Johnson has ventured out for many an adventure with her growing brood — even though she has admitted it’s not always the easiest task.

“My first outing as a mom of four,” she captioned a December photo of herself and all four of her kids at what looked like a hardware store.

“If you need me ever again, I’ll be at home forever,” joked Maynard Johnson, who toted Gatlin in a front carrier in the candid snap.

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Later that month, the former reality star opened up to PEOPLE about how a large family with husband Tyler Johnson was on her mind from the get-go.

And while Maynard Johnson revealed that she’s “excited for them to grow up together,” having her boys close in age means there’s a lot of rough-and-tumble play in the Johnson home.

“Occasionally I do think they’re going to kill each other,” she admitted. “The baby has taken a couple of play hammers to the head!”