As I was getting lunch ready, my phone rang. It was my husband. As a first responder, he is working this weekend. He hardly ever calls. Texts, yes, but calling was another thing!
The girls were happily eating their mac and cheese as I answered the phone. We spoke for only a few minutes. He had heard that the governor was going to shut down the state. I should go to the store for things we need.
My heart dropped into my stomach. The girls and I not been anywhere since Sunday. I did not want to go to store with them. It made me so anxious. But he didn’t think if he went when he got off work there would be much left. So we were going.
After a quick texting conversation with my best friend, we agreed to “meet” at Meijer for a quick shopping trip. It would be nice to chat in person, following social distancing rules, of course! Never have I seen the store so busy and the shelves so empty. We wandered through the store, seeing people wearing gloves and masks. As we walked through the produce department, Sophia looked at a man’s cart and said, “That’s a lot of stuff in that cart.” She said this multiple times before I could move her away from the man and his cart as I quickly apologized.
After filling our cart with seemingly random items, including cheese at Sophia’s request for cheese and crackers, we headed to the checkout lines. They were extremely long which does not bode well with two little ones. Eventually, it was our turn to check out. Our excursion was coming to an end and not a moment too soon!
We made it home and I unpacked the groceries. Putting away the cheese, I realized that I had forgotten the crackers. How can you have cheese and crackers without the crackers?!?!
Auntie Kate to the rescue! She stopped for us and delivered the crackers. Dinner success!