Sunday, December 10, 2006

And Yet Nonetheless I Still Forgot Three Things on My List

One way to foster good will in the grocery store, apparently, is to have your two children fall asleep in your firetruck-shaped shopping cart. Yesterday, midway through our weekly begrudged shopping excursion, an exhausted Sean and Allie conked out, Sean leaning against his side of the truck and Allie nestled against his shoulder.

No fewer than 20 people commented on the impromptu nap -- "Oh, look, they are asleep," "Hey, how did you get so lucky?" "Did you know that your drivers are passed out?"

The kids are actually pretty good in the grocery store as a rule, but it was quite nice to be on the receiving end of kind looks because of my children instead of exasperated or disgusted glances.

Now, if I could figure out how to have someone wheel ME around the grocery store while I take a nap, we'll be all set.