We made a quick trip to Costco tonight, just in time to shop and grab dinner before they closed.
This is the Grimmius Costco Dinner Routine:
1) Get in the checkout lane and give Henry our dinner order.
2) Amanda stays with Henry while Megan and I go try to snag a table.
3) Henry and Amanda park the cart and get in line for our food while Meg and I relax after our stressful table securing.
4) Henry and Amanda deliver the food. We pray. We eat. Yay!!
So tonight Meg and I spotted a vacant table next to a cute little Hispanic boy who was also saving a spot for his family. If you watch Modern Family, he was every bit Manny.
As I started to clean up the trash that the people before us left behind (why do people do that?! Clean up after yourselves, geez!), a conversation began with the cute little boy ...
Boy: Would you like me to throw that away for you?
Me: That would be WONDERFUL, THANK YOU!!
Upon his return ...
Boy: What's your name?
Boy: What's her name?
Me: Megan, what's your name?
Me: What grade are you in Sean?
Me: Oh! So is Megan!
Right then his oh so cute little sister came and joined him, sitting across from me in the seat we'd saved for Henry.
Me to Sean: Are you saving seats for your mom and dad?
Sean: Just our mom. We don't have a dad anymore.
Sister: Our daddy ran away.
Me: Oh, I'm sorry.
Sister nodded her head sadly.
Me: What's your name?
Me: Hi Lana. Would it be alright with you if her daddy sat there?
Sean: Yeah Lana, scoot over.
Me: Thank you, Lana. What grade are you in?
Me: I should have known that by your missing front teeth.
Sean: How do you pronounce your name again?
Sean: Tami, are you always that fancy?
Me: Am I fancy?
Sean: Mmm hmm.
I didn't think I was dressed up, but I guess my earrings and watch were a little bling-y.
Me: No, not always.
Then Sean and Lana's mom arrived.
Me: Your kids are darling, and Sean is very helpful. He offered to clear our table for us.
Mom smiled: Oh, yes well, they're too friendly.
Me: Maybe so.
When they left, Sean called out, "Bye Tami!" I said goodbye to Sean and Lana, and their mom, marveling at what a wonderful job she has done raising those sweet kids all on her own.
You see, my daddy ran away when I was young too.
My girls have no idea how blessed they are.