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Walmart greeter

December 13, 2010

Caroline is shy. It’s not a surprise, I’m shy and was just like her when I was little. The loud, funny, active little girl I have at home, tends to go mute and cling to me like velcro when we are in a strange place or with strange people. She eventually warms up but is quite as lively as she is when she is in her comfort zone.

That, however, was not the case on Sunday. After sitting home all morning while it poured outside we were itching to get out and do something. But since it was cold and rainy and Daddy didn’t want to miss too much football, there wasn’t much to do other than go to our local Walmart.  So I put her in her brand new, $40 (forty!!!!!!) walking shoes and off we went.

A few minutes into our shopping, Caroline decided she wanted out of the cart and wanted to walk. So I let her. I thought she would get down and instantly want back into my arms. But she didn’t . She started walking and playing and, I couldn’t believe it myself, socializing. She was using her latest word, Hi!, to everyone she saw. As you can imagine, at Walmart, on a Sunday during the Christmas season, that was more than a few people. She walked the whole time we were there. I was afraid she would get in people’s way but, really, who could be annoyed by that cuteness? Most people’s reaction was a high pitched, “awww” rather than any annoyance.   As we were checking out, she walked into the photo studio like she knew she was a star.

I was so upset that I didn’t have my phone with me so that I could record it. It was so out of character, I don’t know when I’ll see that again. I only wish it was somewhere more classy like Target that she felt so at home.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2010 7:31 pm

    hehe i love this story. and you may not have it on video but you have it written down which is just as good if you ask me. so. what kind of shoes did you end up with? 😀

    • December 13, 2010 7:58 pm

      We ended up with a brand called, Jumping Jacks. They didn’t have the brand you recommended and there is only one quality childrens’ shoe store in town. She wasn’t a fan at first, but now she keeps bringing them to me wanting me to put them on her.

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