As I watched that scene I too was impressed. I made a mental note to remember that line, her disposition, and the way it all worked out just fine. That had been working until we (Benjamin and I) went to the grocery store, and I momentarily lost him in public for the first time.
Let's first back up to that morning.
As normal I was feeding him his oatmeal in his highchair. He spotted an orange elastic on my wrist and pointed at it. I normally don't hand over such chokable objects, but I was right there watching him and he was starting to get a little fussy, so I gave in because I wanted him to finish his oatmeal. He later dropped it on the ground and amidst all of the other fallen debris, I forgot about it. He did not because when I took him out of his highchair he dove for it first thing. At that moment I had to run to the bathroom and didn't feel like fighting him for it, so I just looked at him and said: "Don't eat that" because toddlers always listen when told, right? When I came out of the bathroom I saw Benjamin but no orange hair elastic. I immediately searched the floor, his toys, his clothes, then his mouth. He must have eaten it thought. Great. Now I have to google how long it takes for a nylon covered rubber object to decompose in one's body, or would it come out in his ? No signs of any of it in his mouth, so where could this darn elastic be? I called Bart who reminded me to check the garbage. Not what I wanted to do that morning but I was getting a little frantic by this point, so I put plastic baggies on my hands and dug while Benjamin stood there and smiled at me. Lots of orange carrots, but no orange elastic. Ugh. Why, why, why did I give it to him I kept thinking?! I then remembered that while I was in the bathroom I heard Benjamin. I heard him right by the door. So I got down to his height right by the door and voila, there was the orange hair elastic underneath the dryer. A few hours later, I got us dressed and ready to battle the grocery store...
|(this is not my child, but this is the type of car/cart combo I'm referring to in the below story...)|
While hoping, let's also figure out a way for busy moms to keep their homes stocked with fresh food because I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems like we have to go to the grocery store a lot and I am now beginning to dread it. When I lived in Chicago they had a service where you could grocery shop online and have it delivered, which I did once! It was pricey but worth it. Until that luxury comes here I guess I'm going to have to buy more in bulk, or leave Benjamin safe at home....that is until he comes across that orange hair elastic.