Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Helping Hand

Today I went to Costco ...just to get some soy milk and diaper wipes...and browse the book section. I left with 4 workbooks, 2 story books and 1 for me... PLUS... a cartload full of fish, fruit, fruitabu and weinhard's root beer ....(just under 300.00 - yipee!)

As I was maneuvering my items from the cart to the conveyer belt ... a woman and her 10-12 year old son come over and ask if they can help me. They noticed I was twisting a lot with Melia in the Baby Bjorn. I told her it was my ab workout...

That one simple act... made me happy all day. As I was leaving I wished I had their name/phone so I could drop off a thank you gift. There have been countless times I'm pushing Kalea in the card and Melia in the Bjorn ...and I have to lift cartons of stuff into the cart...without smooshing Melia...that I wish... some helpful person would materialize. Today someone did.

I'll be watching out for other ladies like me... when I shop alone or... when I'm not carrying a joey around.

6 comments:

ニコール said...

It is so nice when we get lucky like that. I love that there are a few people out there willing to helps us with wee ones.

We had a similar experience last week, and after a bunch of people commenting from afar on how heavy it looked to carry, someone came up and helped.

I'm glad that woman is teaching her son to be helpful too, what a good example.

Azúcar said...

I want my eyes to be more open to see people in need so that I can help. Platitudes, platitudes, but if we all had our eyes open a little bit more, this world would be an even better place.

~j. said...

How wonderful. Bless that mom.

~j. said...

How wonderful. Bless that mom.

~j. said...

yes, twice.

compulsive writer said...

Have you read Jennifer B.'s post on this same subject? I think it's called Macaroni Mom or something. You kind find it on her blog (Going Barefoot) and also on Segullah.

That's how I want to be when I grow up.