Sunday, September 23, 2007

Just Wait

So today we were at our weekly Target outing waiting in the checkout line to pay for some things.

Katherine was getting antsy about the wait, so she starting jumping around. She tripped, and fell on her stomach. Luckily, she is so good at falling she wasn't hurt.

However, she fell right in front of a young lady wearing a HUGE engagement ring. The young lady looked down at Katherine (who smiled up at her), then looked over at me with a contemptuous look that suggested, "Can't you control your child?"

I didn't have the heart to tell her that I considered a little jumping and falling pretty darned good behavior in the checkout line! I had to bite my tongue to tell the young lady, "Call me in five years when you have a child, and I'll dare you to give me the same look you just gave me!"

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Some photos of the girls:

Caroline predicted good things for the Bruins this week against Washington, when she chose this hat to wear to school on Friday. I swear I didn't pick it out for her! UCLA prevailed, 44-31.

Go Bruins!
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We had our first storm of the season, signaling the end of summer. The girls were trying on their new jackets from grandma:

Ready for Fall weather.
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2 comments:

Marine Wife said...

It's hard to take criticism (even unspoken) seriously when you know the other person has no clue! Parenthood is one seriously long exercise in humility! Or is that humiliation?

Laurel said...

Um, "storm"? You mean when it sprinkled the other day? Oh, OK, I admit it -- I thought it was a "storm," too. We are such native Californians! Oh, no! It's supposed to get down to 50 next week! I'll "freeze"!