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.