….or was that the left?
Ever have one of those days when everything just feels out of whack? Maybe your hair just wouldn’t cooperate this morning or you tried to put the wrong key in the lock? Milk in the pantry maybe or trying to put your pants on before your underwear? Something’s not right but you can’t put your finger on it.
My brain must have been replaced with the contents of a balloon this
particular peculiar day.
The three of us had left home to have lunch with my mum. I asked Now 6 to help Just 3 with his shoes to save me 30 seconds and hopefully get us out the door on time.
We met Mum, enjoyed a light lunch and then went into a department store to find a gift for a child’s birthday party. The store was having its annual toy sale which normally means aisles full of boxes and no room to manoeuvre. Going into the depths of the toy section with two in tow without a trolley means anxiety meets hysteria. The unanimous decision, made by me, was to get a trolley.
Just 3’s legs dangled from his prominent position as I promised a stop off at a playground nearby if the two of them could manage to contain themselves long enough for us to get a gift and checkout. Unfortunately Just 3 had consumed half a milkshake at lunch and decided he needed the toilet just as we got to the toy section at the back of the store.
There are no toilets in this store.
Drive trolley like a mad woman to store entrance.
Offload precious cargo.
Forehead beaded with sweat, I made a dash with two attachments to the toilets.
Everybody pee consecutively.
Back to store.
Back in trolley.
Back to toy section.
Arriving at the playground after having
unsuccessfully completed our mission, Just 3 steps out of the car and prepares to take off for the equipment.
It is then, and only then, that I look down at his feet for the first time today.
‘Sweetheart? Do your feet feel funny today?’
‘Your shoes are on the wrong feet. Don’t they feel funny?’
‘Come here and sit down. We need to put them on the right feet otherwise you’ll probably fall over.’
My son doesn’t need any more excuses to trip over. He does well enough all on his own.
He may well have two left feet so his feet didn’t feel funny at all.
Only one foot did.
Image from: here.