Friday, December 28, 2007

Stopping traffic

Am I the only mommy who uses a Santa hat as a toboggan? On the day after Thanksgiving Bob and I bought Little Elvis a Santa hat. And I like to get my money's worth...

So Little Elvis wore his Santa hat just about every day that we went out. To clarify, I may live in northern Virginia, but I'm a true southerner. My son has to have a hat on his head whenever we leave the house. He also doesn't have much hair, so he honestly needs something to keep that sweet little head warm.

I thought nothing of putting his Santa hat on him -- he wore it to church, (Is that bad? The preacher always complimented him.) to the grocery store, to storytime, etc.

Pretty much everywhere we went, we got compliments. I had no idea that using a Santa hat as a toboggan was not common.

About a week and a half before Christmas, my little man and I were going into Babies R Us. After our little accident with the carseat, I was carrying him everywhere. It was cold and windy. I had a heavy baby, his shopping cart cozy, his diaper bag, my purse, a coupon folder and had wrangled a wayward shopping cart. Since it was cold, I decided to wait until we got into the store to worry with the cozy. My hands were full.

Someone was pulling into a parking spot as I trudged through the parking lot and she literally stopped her car in the middle of the lane. Here I am weighed down with everything but our kitchen sink, and this woman stops her van right in front of me!

I said something to the effect of "Go Sweetie!!" And she finally pulled into a parking space. Thank God I didn't yell or say the evil words that were dancing through my mind.

While I was struggling to get Little Elvis into the shopping cart, the lady driving the van walked into the store. She came up to my angel and told him that he was so adorable in his little Santa hat that she just had to stop and get a good look at him.

How could I stay angry?


Blogger Marla said...

What a cute story. It is so hard carrying all the stuff babies need! I have always had back problems so when I was carrying around Maizie in the car seat I thought I would about pass out. Finally, I just carried her everywhere without the car seat. We always used to say, "Everybody loves Maizie!" Because everywhere we went she would attract attention. Her hair stood straight up on her head like a troll doll. She had tons of hair. Too cute!

12:36 PM  
Blogger One Man’s Opinion said...

The hat looks good on the kid. I say wear the hell out of it. All winter long, darn it!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

I'm doing that next year. I'm a copy cat. That is too stinkin cute!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

He looks like he was born in that hat. Zach won't leave anything on his head!

But, I have to say - A TOBOGGAN is what you slide down in the snow with.

the thing that goes on your head? That is a HAT.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

I was wondering if anyone would comment on my use of the word toboggan. Bob, a northerner, also say toboggans are sleds. But as a southerner, I don't guess we used sleds to much. Since it's such a fun word, we must have decided to use it as a synonym for hat.

12:44 PM  

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