Saralyn still likes two naps a day: a morning catnap, and a longer afternoon nap. Playgroup seems to keep her interest enough that she often skips the morning snooze, but as soon as playtime is over, she’s demanding of a nap. Today she fell asleep before I got out of the church driveway. That was a shame because I was on my way to the grocery store, and I waited as long as I could. However, I needed to get in and get out with some grub and then pick up Eleanor at preschool. So, I scooped Saralyn up and dragged her sleepy body into the Kroger. She flopped over onto my shoulder and passed out again. I didn’t have the heart to wake her. Dragging the cart behind me, I did my shopping with Saralyn snoring in my left ear.
Aside from her being heavy and oozing nap all over me, I was a bit hobbled by clutching her to my shoulder. I found it hard to manage a cart and the shopping list while I had one hand on Baby Ichabod. I finally found the stuffing the bottom part of my list into her pants kept it handily at eye level. Several other produce patrons laughed out loud, but it worked.
Unfortunately, I had to set her down in frozen foods. She was way, WAY too heavy to keep in my arms any longer. She squaked and had NO idea where she was. That must have been pretty scarry. Saralyn is a resilient child, and settled into the cart in no time.
By the way, some of the milk was on special for $1 for a half gallon. Evidently it was set to expire tomorrow or the next day. I bought 7 jugs to take over to the county food pantry. When you see deals on food like this, I encourage you all to be generous. If your local food bank is like the one in my part of the world, they are ALWAYS hurting for the basics: milk, dry beans and pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables and canned meats, like tuna. Find out where your local food bank is and keep them in mind when you shop.