Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tears in the Checkout Line

I had a sweet moment tonight in line at the grocery store.  I was putting my half-ton of groceries onto the belt when a package of Pull-ups fell over the divider, into the groceries of the lady ahead of me.  Hot off a day full of potty-training woes, I moved it and apologized, commenting that she probably didn't want to buy diapers.  Out of nowhere, she burst into tears, and then explained that just this weekend she had sent her youngest child off to college.  She would love nothing more than to have him back in diapers, small enough to snuggle up on her lap again.

Then, as if we weren't already emotional, the woman behind me chimed in.  Her purchase, I kid you not, consisted of two Yoplait yogurts, a 6-pack of Corona and a pint of Hagen Daas.  She told us that her kids had just left for two weeks at their Dad's house, and then joined in with the tears.  So there the three of us stood, wiping our eyes and giggling at how a pack of Pull-ups could bring us to tears, while the teenage check-out kids gave us odd looks.

This Mom-club is a strange one, but a nice one.  I think I'd better appreciate those Pull-ups- or at least the little one who wears them- just a bit more tomorrow, in honor of my fellow shoppers.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! Thank you for sharing this awesome moment.