Monday, September 1, 2014
Day 52 of 100 Days of Good Karma.
The kids and I went grocery shopping. Shopping with the kids is always an adventure.
The store was holiday weekend busy, which is to say the last thing the busy aisles needed was another cart with two kids hanging off the side.
In the middle of a shopping experience in which I was simultaneously trying to shop for organic food choices and keep my toes and heels intact (Hannah was pushing the cart), Connor suddenly had to use the bathroom.
We turned a corner heading to the bathroom when I ran into one of the kids old babysitters.
We had to stop. It would have been rude of me not to.
I know this woman well enough that I was faced with a moment of ‘do I tell or not tell?’
The store was packed and we took up room talking in the aisle. Plus, Connor looked increasingly desperate.
The last words I wanted to were ‘I have cancer’.
Silver Lining: I was grateful that I still have some hair so I had the choice.
My hair is a lot thinner.
I had it tied back in a ponytail holder that, two weeks ago, wouldn’t go around my hair more than twice. Now it easily makes four loops around my hair, and it feels like one good tug will make the whole shebang come loose.
But I took advantage of the small luxury of having hair so I didn’t have to tell.
On the way out of the store I passed the wine isle with a longing glance.
Wine would make this all so much easier.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!