Somehow, when the kids and I go out, we bring a few smiles to the faces of the people around us. You never know what kind of conversation will come up with kids. Like tonight, when we were at the grocery store. We were in the checkout lane, all ready to pay and be on the way home for dinner.
A: Mom, will you buy me some hand sanitizer?
Mom: Hand sanitizer!? What do you want hand sanitizer for?
A: I could take it to school.
Tired mom: We’re in line, I’m not going back for hand sanitizer.
A: There’s some right here. (points at the display of stuff your kids try to talk you into buying as you leave the store)
Practical mom: Do you have $2.99 to give me when we get home?
A: I could save my money.
Exasperated mom: When you have saved $2.99 I will bring you to the store to buy hand sanitizer. Is that what you want to spend your money on?
A: I hope that I get a gift card for my birthday so that I can buy hand sanitizer.
The cashier was kind enough to hide her laughter until after we left the store. Maybe she’s a mom and she totally understands the logic of a seven-and-a-half-year-old girl.