Sometimes in life you just have those days.
And then, sometimes you just have those moments.
I had one of those moments today as I was grocery shopping.
Instead of getting in and out of the store quickly I was having to coax my three year old along.
“Come on please.”
“Please don’t touch that.”
“Let’s walk a little faster so we can go home.”
Everyone knows the drill.
When we arrived at the milk section I noticed organic milk was on sale for $2.69 a gallon, half the cost it normally is.
Thrilled, I started grabbing gallons of milk and putting them in my cart.
I turned to look at Caroline and saw her grabbing glass plates off of a display.
“Please put those down..”
“Caroline, please put those down.”
My back was holding open the refrigerator door, my right arm was holding some milk, while I tried to reach for another gallon, all the while watching my daughter.
And then the milk dropped.
On. the ground.
All. over. Kroger.
In. front. of. five. people.
Who. acted. as. if.
They. would. never. ever.
“You should really find someone to clean that up.”
Combined with, “Mommy, the milk is all over the floor,” and, “It’s going ev-we-where.”
Yes it is.
It was all over the floor and all over me.
My jeans were soaking from my calf down while my new sandals were swimming in milk.
I found someone to clean up the mess, BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WOULD HELP, and walked across the store to grab the onion I had forgotten, trying to act dignified as I left wet footprints in my path.
And I thought, this is just one of those moments.
At least it wasn’t one of those days.