As many of you know, we are having some issues with Kaeson. We don’t know if it is the age and he is still going through the terrible fours, or if it is his eyes, or if there is something more there in that little person. Anyway, he has become quite hard to control lately. I do my very best but by the end of the day, I am usually completely exhausted.
Today the kiddos and I went to the store to look for an item that I needed that was on sale at that particular store. Well, of course they were out of that item but I did manage to find something else that I “needed.”
Just imagine us. It was 3:35 and my hair was still wet from the shower that I had eeked in 35 minutes earlier. Kyra was busily talking about her day at school and reciting all of her spelling words. Kaeson was in the middle of touching everything in sight and screeching wildly. Kelton, who had been chomping on a banana was now trying desperately to climb out of the cart and grab the purse of the lady ahead of us.
The lady grabbed her purse and pulled it ahead of her. Uh Oh was all I could think. I have been in this situation before and heard the comments of those in line and was bracing myself for having to defend my son.
This particular lady was waiting for some problem to be resolved in her transaction. She took a magazine out of her pile of purchases and opened it up and placed it in front of Kaeson. “Let’s find something red.” she said in a very kind voice. She sat and talked to Kaeson and helped him “find” things inside of the magazine until her transaction was completed. Then, she stayed with him until mine was complete as well.
I got as far as saying “Thank” when she piped right up and said, “No thank you is needed. I have been in your shoes before and it isn’t easy. He is a very smart little boy. You are very lucky.” She then turned and walked out of the store.
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all that is going on in my little life that I don’t think that I ever catch a break. However, it was so nice to run into someone today that showed us kindness. I know that children can be annoying and that most people have short patience at the end of the day. It was so nice to have someone reach out and offer kindness instead of contempt.
So dear lady at Hancock today, Thank you for your kindness.