My mama volunteered in my class today. I think she just wanted to hang out at the #GlowParty we had. After school she mentioned JoAnns was having a sale, t shirts were 4 for 12. I know someone with a cricut and figured, maybe if I supply my own shirts, she would press the designs for me (fingers crossed, I haven’t asked her yet).
Schlepping in and out of the aisles, a Father was bargaining with his 4ish year old to keep her mask on. “Keep it on, or we have to leave.” She pouted and put her mask on. I looked at him and his eyes were pleading (either “HELP ME” or “GO AWAY” I’ll never know). I complimented the 4ish year old’s mask, because it was my favorite color, and I said “Thank you for putting your mask on. I’m with my Mama today, and I am trying really hard to keep her safe. You are helping me to do that.” She puffed with pride. I glanced back at Father, and his eyes softened.
After we checked out, the 4ish year old and her Father were outside leaving and she looked up at me, at my mom, and back at me. She took her Fathers hand and walked what I will call proudly to her car. Father nodded at me.
I bought four tshirts, two solar lamps, a mug for a sweet friend, and 3 candles. I came in thinking I would spend $12 (or less, after coupons).
I also left with a warm heart, walking arm in arm with my Mama.