Wednesday, December 2, 2009

you know what's awesome?

It's so awesome when you've had a busier than normal day and you've finally made it to the grocery store. And you have just enough time to grab some essentials before you have to run to go pick up your son from school, who doesn't really want you to pick him up and lets you know it with a groan, because what he really wants is to walk all the way to Aunt Nicole's house where she has homemade cookies waiting. The essentials aren't nearly enough to fill your empty refrigerator & pantry shelves but you're pretty sure a few apples, some lunch meat, a bunch of bananas, Oreos, sour dough bread and some kabobs for dinner can tide you over until you get another chance to go with only 2 kids screaming and yelling in tow. It's so awesome while walking around the grocery store peoples eyes linger on you a little longer than normal. And, it's not your kids they are looking at but you. It's awesome when you think you must be looking better than normal- a lot better than normal. Which is completely out of character for you because normally if someone was to look at you too long or smile at you, your first reaction is to rush to the nearest mirror to see how big the zit, that must have magically appeared, really is. but no it's awesome that you just keep right on strolling at a fast pace with a smile on your face because you must be looking goo-ood.
And you want to know what's really awesome? After fighting with your 2 yr old about what he can and cannot put on the checkout stand, and informing your 5 yr old for the 100th time that she can't open her yogurt in the middle of the store no matter how hungry she is, you notice the checker looking at your shirt. It's so awesome when you look down to see what she is looking at and you're shocked to find that your garments have worked their way up and out of your shirt and you are displaying your religion loud and proud. It's really awesome when you realize that is why you were getting those long looks and suspicious smiles. And it's super awesome when you have to remind yourself, with a growing red face & trying to strategically pull and shove the rogue garments back into your clothes while pushing the cart out of the store as quickly as possible, that thinking the worst may, in your case, always be the best.

7 comments:

Janet said...

hee hee! That story is awesome!!!! It happens to me all the time!
And you always look amazing.

Hall Fam said...

haha! love it! my friend opened the door to the missionaries and when she shut the door she looked down and her shirt was halfway unbuttuned!

mckenzie said...

that story just made my day

Life Is Good said...

Awesome!!!

Tiffany said...

Sorry, I feel your pain, but that was a pretty entertaining story to say the least. We've all been there at one time or another.

Kat said...

LOL, sorry, but that story was awesome. :) Thanks for the laugh.

JaNae said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed it. It really was pretty funny. in those situations the only thing you can do is laugh. I'm sure the checker got a good laugh when she saw the shock and embarrassment written across my face.
Devry, so funny. I'm sure the missionaries appreciated it. & I can guarantee they've encountered worse.