Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Mom's Say The Darnedest Things
Yesterday at the park Alice is was walking Anabel around on a leash. Okay Anabel was dragging Alice around. A cute group of little kids was tagging after Alice and Anabel. Eventually the little group got too far away and moms starting calling their kids back. Of course this didn't work and a gaggle of us moms had to run after the kids who were running after the dog.
Eventually we got all of the kid's back but Alice, who was being dragging around the edge of the parking lot by Anabel. I started to walk across the parking lot to get my girls when I heard a mom yell.
"No no! Don't go into the parking lot it is dangerous!" I assumed that one of the kids was still following me so I said loudly over my shoulder in the child's direction.
"I am an adult. So I can walk in a parking lot." Then the mom's voice yelled out.
"I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to my daughter!"
At that moment I realized that I had just made a new friend or an new person that I'll be avoiding in the supermarket. I turned with a big smile on my face to explain that I too was obviously talking to the child and to laugh about this ridiculous misunderstanding. Then I saw her pained serious expression and defensive stance. I quickly mumbled an apology and then continued across the parking lot to grab Alice. As for the mom if I ever see her again I'll be the one hiding behind the broccoli.