Thursday, November 12, 2009

Too Many Pictures?

Maybe you don't experience this, but when I get to the end of the register line at any store, I find I have some organizing to do: bank card back in place, receipt in my wallet slot for later recording, all items stowed securely in the cart, all items children have grabbed back on the shelves, wallet put away, sunglasses out, keys dug out from the recesses of my purse, quick head count...

They really need a little room or area or something for that at the end of each line.

Today we were at Hobby Lobby. In order to show the 201 customers behind me what a gem I am, I decided to pull my cart up before I began my Reorganization. And as an added gesture, I decided to get my children out of those 201 customers' way/earshot. I spied a cute little bench over by the cart corral.

"Please go sit over there," I ordered.

"Awww, Mom, are you going to take another picture of us?" Alex asked, exasperated, wondering what in the world was so special about a trip to Hobby Lobby that it must be forever memorialized.

"Well, no, I wasn't planning on it, but since you offered..."

Did I expect them to cooperate for a picture after that conversation, under those circumstances?

Well, no, but since they were good sports, there was nothing I could do but take them to DQ to share a Blizzard.


10 comments:

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

First of all--I couldn't agree more about that reorganization problem while shopping. I'd like to say that I was as persistent as you in finding a solution. I actually just toss everything into whatever bag or pocket I find available and search like crazy/pick through the laundry for it all later. But I'm sure this doesn't surprise you. You've seen my desk.

Secondly--my daughter went through an annoyed-with-pictures phase, when she was just a bit older than your daughter. It passed. She poses constantly for pictures now. Even asks me to take them. I say, just keep shooting. They'll get over it--especially with lots of DQ compensation.

CrossView said...

Sheesh! Take me to DQ and you can take my picture - and I HATE to have mine taken. ;o)

I've gotten an "almost" system down at the grocery store with my youngest. It gets all messed up when Guy or anyone else comes along. LOL!

What is Hobby Lobby? I would venture a guess that it's kind of a Michael's arts and crafts store??

Kathleen said...

LOL, Cynthia, on the searching through laundry later!

Crossview, yes, HL is like Michael's. Better in my opinion because they sell a lot more than Michael's - a lot of decor stuff, plus ours has fabric. I also like to support them because they are a Christian organization. Closed on Sunday. They also play Christian music in their store (at least in ours).

Arby said...

It looks like you took Regan MacNeil to Hobby Lobby.

Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

Arby, had to google that. While I suppose my sweet angel does bear some resemblance in this picture...ummm, well, suffice to say I've never seen that movie and never will!

Kitty Moore said...

I have to do that and I only have the one child.

anitamartin said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. We have a DQ close to a Hobby Lobby, too.

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