Another classic moment of parenting competence

by RosieS on October 20, 2013

Keep calm and go to the pub

We’ve just had a moment.

The sort of moment that stays with you for a very long time.

The sort of moment you ponder, smile to yourself at the memory, look back on and laugh. I hope.

We were standing in a bookshop at the time.

I was browsing the titles innocently wondering if the wet autumn weather was the cause of the sudden influx of fellow customers.

IJ was off somewhere in hunt of a Minecraft annual.

All was well.

Then it happened. The moment. In a store packed with people at the exact time that everyone decided to stop talking.

The result was ¬†complete silence when¬†IJ let out a squeal of excitement. She’d spotted something out of the corner of her eye. A cookery book.

The sort of cookery book ‘that would be really great for you mummy because you can’t cook anything at all!’ She announced this to the silent shop.

I’m sure there were sniggers, muffled voices, eyebrows raised in alarm. Thankfully from one woman, a smile, a knowing look, some much needed understanding.

So we left the shop at that point as I suddenly remembered we had something really really important to do somewhere else.

Funny that.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

nappyvalleygirl October 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hilarious! I hope you bought the book after all that….


RosieS November 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

It’s on my Christmas list!


Lucy Potter October 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Bookshops; they’re a dying breed… We need them to keep open just so these funny opportunities can happen! I’m sure you’re a very good cook!


RosieS November 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

You’re exactly right on both counts. It would be a crime if bookshops disappeared off the high street for good. And think of the missed opportunities, as you say!


DD's Diary October 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

Classic! Mind you, the book sounds good ….;)


RosieS November 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I let you know if I *ahem* buy it.


iota October 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

You can count on your children to let you down in public!


RosieS November 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

And it seems to be happening increasingly often as she gets older Iota!


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