A Little Boy Like Me

By Tina

Today Sean and I had a number of errands to run, which of course, included a trip to – you guessed it – Wal-Mart! But today, we did not go to our own personal Wal-Mart, the one that is one block away from our house, we went to the Wal-Mart that is one mile away. We are adventurous like that.

This Wal-Mart has a McDonalds in it and in a moment of weakness, as we were leaving the store, I agreed to stop in for breakfast. Anytime there is a possibility that my son will ingest food, I make the most of it. After we got our food, Sean chose a table by a window that looks out into the lobby of the store where the carts and the greeter are located.

As we were sitting there like two fish in a bowl eating our McFood, Sean starts making observations about the people who are coming and going.

“That lady’s in a hurry!” he said as a lady grabbed a cart and headed into the store like a racehorse.

“Sure enough,” I responded.

“That man has a hole in his paints. He needs new paints.”

“Maybe he’s going in the store to buy new pants,” I offered.

“That woman looks sad! Why is that woman sad?”

“Maybe because she doesn’t have a little boy like me.”

Gulp. Tears instantly stung my eyes.

“Maybe so,” I said. “I was sad when I didn’t have a little boy like you.”

“Yeah” he said.

And then he shoved an entire biscuit in his mouth.

Originally published at Antique Mommy November 8, 2006.

24 Responses to A Little Boy Like Me
  1. the fabulous mommy
    November 30, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    love this blog!

  2. stephaniesmommybrain
    December 1, 2008 | 12:25 am

    I, too, was sad before my three little boys (and 1 little girl!) came along. A sweet post.

  3. Blessed
    December 1, 2008 | 9:18 am

    Kids just have a way of saying it – don’t they!

  4. Lori
    December 1, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to Tina’s blog? (Antique Mommy)? I’ve tried to find it for a couple of days and get the message that the domain has been disabled. Anyone??

  5. Veronica
    December 1, 2008 | 5:11 pm

    Lori, Tina shut the blog down because it was taken over by hackers.

  6. Lopi
    December 1, 2008 | 5:56 pm

    I’m so sad to hear that AntiqueMommy is gone. Your’s was my favourite blog. I’m hoping you’ll keep posting here.

  7. Natalie
    December 2, 2008 | 4:12 pm

    AM – I am sooooo going to miss you! You were like therapy for stay at home moms like me…or any moms for that matter. I feel all hum bug now! I don’t think I can just get over this. Isn’t there something that can be done? I feel like I need to fight someone…and I am not even violent.

  8. Pam
    December 2, 2008 | 5:51 pm

    Tina, I love your writing. I am in mourning for Antique Mommy.

  9. Thea
    December 2, 2008 | 11:42 pm

    I was looking for Antique Mommy too. Is her hosting company holding her hostage?

  10. Kelly
    December 4, 2008 | 9:24 pm

    Posts like this make me wistful, Tina. You do such a stellar job of pointing out the poignancy in every day — without being sappy.

  11. Lisa Beth W.
    December 8, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Tina, please, please, please come back!!!

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