Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bad mommy on aisle three

I think it's great that grocery stores around here have flu shots. It's a great way to kill two birds with one stone, and I don't have to entertain Little Elvis while sitting in a boring waiting room.

So, I headed out to the grocery store this week with a shopping list, a baby who was close to nap time and an exposed arm.

We didn't have to wait in line or anything. And once the shot was over, we motored around the store, picking up stuff on our list.

I left Little Elvis in the car seat for this trip because I hoped he would go to sleep. He didn't, instead he made friends with just about everyone in the store, especially the older people.

Our list had two items on it, but I needed to spend at least 15 minutes in the store in case I had a reaction to the flu shot. We ended up puttering up and down several aisles looking for good deals.

And I found a great deal! The store had plastic bags full of random bottles of beer and wine for $4 a bag. I immediately phoned Bob to see which bag o' beer he would like. As I was digging through the bags and reading out labels, Little Elvis was somehow beckoning people to our cart.

As I was putting Bob's bag o' beer in the cart, I heard a man saying something. I turned around and an older man was talking to Little Elvis. The man said something about Little Elvis' smile, and went on his way.

I turned back to the bags of cheap alcohol to get Bob's advice on which bag of small wine bottles I should get. This time a woman that was about my age stopped to visit with Little Elvis.

I tossed a bag in the cart and told Bob I had to go because all of these people were playing with our son while I was digging through a cart of cheap alcohol. I'm sure they were all very impressed with my parenting skills.


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