Feb 8, 2010

Sometimes kids aren't too bad.

I decided to hit Walmart during the Superbowl, figuring it might not be so crowded.  It wasn't but man alive, I've never seen so many couple sniping and bickering at one another.  I wondered if maybe it's because half of them wanted to be home watching the game but yikes, it was ugly.  Even the employees were bitchy, which is unusual for my Walmart.  Anyway, I was standing out by my car, putting my groceries and unnecessary crap in the trunk when I noticed there was a family doing the same at the car next to me and their daughter, who looked to be about 7, was watching me.  We caught eyes and I smiled at her because I felt like I had to do something or it would have been sort of rude.  She smiled back and the following conversation ensued:

Her:  "You look like a really nice lady."
Me (taken aback but very amused):  "Well, thanks, I do try. You look like a really nice girl, too."
Her (very seriously):  "Thank you. I try, too."
:::pause:::
Her:  It's really hard sometimes, isn't it?
Me (trying to not piss myself):  "Yes, it sure is, but all we can do is keep trying."
Her, nodding as she got in the car:  "Well, good luck with that!  'Bye!"

Her dad was mouthing "I'm sorry" over the top of her head and as she got in the car, I whispered to him that he did not need to apologize, that it was the nicest thing that had happened to me all day.  And it was.  Maybe even all week.   :-)

15 comments:

Keli said...

That's the thing about kids, they are just so darn honest and innocent. Gotta wish more adults were that way. Have a great day.

suz said...

Ah, out of the mouths of babes.. Too funny!

Southern Woman said...

That is so cute! And it is really hard sometimes. Cute kid.

heather said...

awe...that was really sweet! i love that kids can just be "real".

on another note...i think the tebow commercial last night was much ado about nothing. though he and his mom were pretty cute.

and...love the new look!

laura said...

What a sweet end to your walmart trip. That made me miss my teaching days. Take care!

CK said...

Charming story. Charming girl. Thank you for brightening our day.

Jeanette said...

Wha?? No one has said... "Kids say the darndest things." !!

Cute story, thanks for sharing. You're new digs here look great!

Erin Lutz said...

That is so cute!

Lindsay said...

I wish my trip to Walmart on Saturday ended cute like that! Oh, no, it ended with me saying the F word in front of my kids and the cashier. Oops!

Kathy said...

You couldn't buy such a spontaneous and sincere compliment! I love it!

Deb in MD said...

I love the honesty of kids!

Suze said...

Wise beyond her years. Thanks for sharing. What a great way to end your trip to Walmart. Our WM iis so crazy busy all the time, it is no longer a pleasure to ever shop there. Only go now if there is no other choice.

Like your new blog look.

Oopsie daisy is cute too. Been reading occasionally. Need to leave a comment there. You've been a busy gal!

Shana said...

Gotta love the innocence in what kids say & come up with! How cute! I think you look like a nice lady too Lisa, ha! =0)

扇子 said...

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Muliebrity said...

This is the same day I was at Wal-Mart and was called an inconsiderate fucking bitch by some red-neck in a large truck. Glad your super-bowl wal-mart experience was more pleasant.