I went out on Tuesday to run a few errands and Dingle stayed home with Lily. My last stop was the grocery store to pick up a few (dozen) things I had forgotten when I shopped the previous Friday. Pregnancy brain is real people.
(Short aside. Friday was Verteran's Day, which I totally knew before leaving the house but did not stop to think about what that would mean to my errands. I will NEVER go to the grocery store on a school holiday ever again! If I wanted to be at the store with 1.5 million over stressed mothers and their indescribably bratty children, I would shop exclusively at Market Basket on Saturday afternoons.)
Anyway back to my story. So there I am in the checkout line, kid free, and reviling in the fact that I had the whole store to myself with the exception of a few lovely ladies in their 70s. As you can see from my bump watch photos, I have definitely started to show, which makes what happened next that much funnier (or maybe more tragic). The 70 year old lady in front of me, who told me her name was May (cue delightful exchange about month names), was more interested in making chit chat than having her groceries checked out so I had plenty of time to arrange all of my items on the belt before it was my turn. I had the following items:
Hot dogs, bacon, a single tomato, two bananas, lettuce, a deli pickle, rice, 1/2 gallon of whole milk, bread, graham crackers, a frozen pizza, and three bags of M&Ms (buy one get two free!).
Out of the blue the woman behind me in line said loudly, "Those are the groceries of a single gal if I have even seen them!"
Cue startled looks from May and cashier...
I turned so she could see my belly and in sort of a pathetic laugh said, "No, these are the groceries of a very much not single gal with a toddler at home and one on the way who can't remember to buy a dozen of the things she needs on her first trip out to the store."
She put her hand on my arm and said, "Happens to me all the time!" Everyone laughed and we all went on our way. When I got home and laid out what I had bought all I could think was, she had a point...what was I buying?!?!