Saturday, March 5, 2016
An Embarrassing Moment That Almost Changed My Passion~ SOLSC Day 5
If you read yesterday's post you'll understand why I am still asking myself why I thought I could run into a mall and grab a preordered item and NOT shop, I mean browse. But this exactly where this embarrassing moment begins.
It was a typical evening after a long day of teaching. I went to my mom's, picked up my nine-month-old daughter, and stopped by Lazarus to grab a wedding gift that was waiting for pick up. This was to be an errand that should have been forgotten, but fate has etched this errand into my forever memory.
I pulled into the parking lot and right in a front row parking place. The proximity of this space, the front door, and the nature of my trip led me to decide I wouldn't need the stroller. We will be in and out, no need to lug out the heavy stroller for such a quick trip.
As soon as I got out of the car I smelled that smell... Oh, that smell! I pulled open the door, the smell, the colors, and the sights were captivating. Suddenly, I took a right turn. Not the path that would lead me straight upstairs to the bridal department as I promised myself I would. As I rounded the corner, a dress caught my eye, and I decided to try it on real quick, then straight upstairs, no excuses!
I turned to grab the dress off the hook and noticed I was entertaining myself; Lexi had crawled out the fitting room! There I was standing in the fitting room in my personal clothing, clothing that goes UNDER clothes and my first born daughter was gone!
I pressed the dress to the front of me like a shield and darted out of the fitting room! I looked around, and there she was rounding a corner into the neighboring department! In a panic, I dropped the shield and scooped Lexi up and ran back into the fitting room where I dressed while holding a squirming baby!
Yes, people saw me, yes I was humiliated, yes I forgot to pick up the package, and yes we went STRAIGHT home, and no, I never shopped without a stroller again!