Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just a Mom

We have a little grocery store near our house, they sell all kinds of plants outside and fresh produce inside. They also carry a great selection of locally made goods. Its been 2 years since they moved "out here" and I still love the convenience. I stop at least once a week for fruit, veggies, and sandwich fixins.

Saturday was a very busy day. It took longer than usual to do our shopping, but that was because I got sidetracked talking to the man selling fudge. Turns out he grew up on the same street as my dad.

Goldie was sitting in the cart whil I tried to get us out of the store, past all the people looking at plants. I stopped to wait for another cart to move. That's when a woman, maybe a little younger than me, came towards me and said "My daughter has..."

Now in a split second my head finished the sentance with "Down syndrome, too."

But what she finished saying was "My daughter has the same outfit."

Me: "Oh, yeah. We love it, she's growing out of it, so I try to put it on her as much as I can."

She looked at Goldie and we continued to chat about clothes and how busy the store was. It was a very quick conversation. She never asked how old Goldie is, is she walking, is she talking, or any of the other questions I get so often when people think something isn't "right". For once, I was just a mom, who likes pink and brown, who has 3 girls, who needed food for lunches, and forgot to buy milk.

Happy Mother's Day!!


My name is Sarah said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Wendy P said...

I'm just a mom who likes pink and brown, too. Great story.

Happy Mother's Day!!

Beth said...

That's great. I love it when things like that happen!

Linda said...

Yay! I love this little story! I like pink and brown too! Our new OT calls it "chocolate" and pink- she loves it too. Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!


Monica said...

Isn't it funny how those little things, can just make your day!!! Love this post!!! and if I had a girl I'd love to dress her in pink and brown!!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Karen said...

Why is it that stories like this will bring a tear to my eye? I love, love, love when our kids aren't "special."

Becca said...

I love this story!!! What a great, ordinary moment. Wonderful!