He loved wearing footie jammies to school, mainly because it meant no shoes. But after school I had a dilemma. One of my pet peeves is people who take their kids out in public in pajamas or nothing but a diaper. It just makes me cringe, for some reason. But I needed to go to Meijer. What is a mom to do?
I decided to heck with it and I let Jay go into Meijer with me in his jammies. I was embarrassed and thankfully we didn't need much so we were only in the store about 30 minutes.
This incident reminded me of another time a few weeks ago when I was one of THOSE moms. You know the ones I'm talking about. You don't want to judge them, but there is just something in the way they talk to or dress their kids that makes you glad you have more sense. I know that sounds really judgmental. I'm sorry for that.
Anyway, Jay and I were in Wal-mart with Micah. Jay loves Wal-mart. It's like an amusement park for him. It may be the fact that we always get a donut or that Micah always pushes him over those funny bumps in the parking lot way too fast. Either way, as soon as we pull into the parking lot, Jay is dancing in his carseat.
On this occasion, Jay was in an especially good mood. He was laughing and falling over in the cart. He decided that this was the occasion to scream his head off while pinching my hand. I stopped the cart and yelled, "Stop!" And then I realized it, I had become one of those moms who scream at their kids in the store. I was mortified. Micah was laughing as I said, "Thanks a lot, Jay. Now I'm one of those moms that screams in Wal-mart."
I guess we all have moments like that. It's startling to me that in the course of a few weeks, grocery shopping has brought my two biggest shopping pet peeves into my own life. I blame Wal-mart.