Day 40; Footnotes Retail to Rest

Well that was interesting.

My son needed me to go somewhere with him today. That meant bringing the dogs back inside. They seemed calm, but I really didn’t want them together for too extended a time yet. Bella returned to my bedroom and Molly this room, We then headed off into the big wide world, or at least, a few miles up the road from here.

Step by step, store by store we took care of the things he needed. Shopping with my son is an experience. He has so little patience, being told to wait can have him pacing, sitting on a bench, or stretched out across the floor. I chose to ignore him and let him do him.

Along the way as he took care of what he needed, he learned as well. He wasn’t pleased when one salesperson used a rather simplistic analogy, but it served its purpose and he walked away with a better understanding of what ever it was they were discussing. He also didn’t deliver it in a condescending manner so there was that plus.  I was just along for the ride so I stayed out of the way. I was too busy trying to mentally adjust to the changes in the store we were in at the moment. I hadn’t been in that particular store in at least a year and they had made some extensive alterations to the layout.

At one point he had learned something that had us backtracking a bit to a place we had left but in the end we had everything taken care of and were ready to head back for home. With one stop for him to get a drink. By this time my allergy medicine had worn off and I was beginning to cough again. I was amazing and thankful when my son came back with a green tea for me. He knows I stopped drinking sodas a long time ago. This tea felt so good going down my throat though and went a long way toward easing the cough.

After we got home I walked down to partially fill the two bird feeders in mom’s yard. She had called before we left and I had promised. She only wanted me to take one full scoop out today, she’s trying to make what she has last but from what I saw, we really need to take a run to the store. Something I didn’t mention but before I left she asked if I had any plans for going to the big box store tomorrow. So, I’m sure you can guess where I’ll be going tomorrow.

Its okay though. I really do not need to sit here in this house hidden away from what is going on out there in the world. I do need to move around more. Besides, one can’t seek out being the difference if they aren’t out there where the difference is needed. I’m proud of my son though. He shows me often how he accepts that he doesn’t know it all, and that he will listen to those who know more about a topic than he does. He then walks away much more knowledgeable than when he began. And readily admits and thanks the person whom he has learned from or who has treated him right. In the end he got what he needed in every aspect, and that is what matters.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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