even a little encouragement.
It’s true, though I never would have thought it.
How do I know? Because that’s what I got there today. Oh, that’s not what I bought, but it’s still what I left with.
If you’re wondering how, I should start by telling you I went to Wal-Mart alone. I’m sure that had something to do with it because the encouragement I received came from watching other women. And their children. Something I would not have had time, energy or the ability to do if my helpers had been shopping with me.
As it was, I took my time and looked around and what I saw was a store full of women just like me. Their children were begging for sugar sold as “cereal.” These moms were constantly putting things back on shelves with shaking heads. Their children were having meltdowns near the door because they could not have quarters. And, these women were trying hard to keep it all together and hoping no one else was noticing.
Well, to them (and to you), I say: Hold your head up high! You are not the only mother whose child is having a meltdown. Yours are not the only children who choose public places for their most terrible tantrums. You are not alone. I needed that reminder today…