Last week, Todd, Lboy & I loaded up in the car to go get a few things from WalMart.
Todd & Lboy went to the electronic section while I went to grab some pull-ups & other kid stuff.
I’m standing in the diaper aisle & there’s this very put together woman standing there with her shopping cart. She’s in work clothes & I knew immediately she wasn’t a mom. She had this glazed over look in her eyes from all the different selections of diapers, that look of “Oh my gosh, this aisle is so overwhelming! Why are there so many options?!!”
She looks at me, gives me the one over & says, “You aren’t a mother by any chance are you?”
I wanted to laugh out loud & reply, “Seriously, what gave it away?!”
Was it the hair that hasn’t been brushed since my kid’s naptime because I accidentally fell asleep with him while
begging trying to get him to sleep? Was it the big, chocolate pudding stain that was smeared across my shoulder because Lboy bit his tongue while eating a snack after his nap & I completely forgot to change while rushing out of the house to get my grocery trip over? Was it the holes in the knees of my jeans because I’ve not bought myself a new pair of pants in almost 2 years & I’ve completely worn them out? The bags under the eyes? The mom shoes?
No, no, it must be the 2 boxes of pull-ups, the stack of wet wipes & the baby shampoo that I am trying to balance in my arms while trying to get something else that shouts “I have a kid!” off the shelf.
Please, do tell! What told you I was a mom?!
I promise I didn’t go into all of that with her, because I knew that she wouldn’t get why it was so funny. But, I was cracking myself up for sure!
She had a baby shower to go to, but had no idea what kind of diaper to buy. I showed her my favorite new born diapers, gave her my advice about how many to buy & what size, then we went our separate ways, her with a huge look of relief at being able to leave that scary, scary aisle & me laughing at just how hysterical I looked.
One thing is for sure, I definitely looked like your stereotypical mom!