Clare and I went grocery shopping today. Jamie was playing at a friend's house, and I was looking forward to a couple hours of rest after a long morning. However, Clare thought 30 minutes was an acceptable length for her nap. She was still tired and somewhat grumpy, so we headed off to the grocery store. I hoped it would be a diversion and it's easier to go grocery shopping with Clare strapped into the cart as opposed to with a dawdling preschooler as well. I did worry a little over how long this trip would last due to Clare's mood.
Well, wasn't she just the happiest little camper! She sat in the cart like she was the queen and waved at everyone. Big "hi's" and smiles graced upon our fellow shoppers. Clare loves to wave and say "hi," but this was the first time she had done it out in public... loudly... to everyone. It got a smile out of each person we came across. From the young guy shopping in the produce department to the older lady in the meat section. One woman came up and said, "Thank you - that was the best smile I have gotten in a long time." It was heart-warming to see my little social butterfly starting to bloom!