Monday, March 3, 2008

Drug Store Doozie

Did you know that shopping carts can flip over??
I found out today that they do!
While Hannah and her cousin Katie were in Ballet class, Aunt Lisa and Syd and the boys and I all went to the drug store to pick up a prescription and buy a birthday gift for our cousins. Owen (aka Houdini) will not sit down in the shopping cart and can get out of even the tightest of seatbelts, so I let him stand in the deep part of the cart. The kids are loud and excited to be in the toy aisle and we are getting "the looks" from other adults browsing the store. Lisa and I are busy trying to decide between the Fashion Fever Barbie with the cuter hairstyle but the bad eye shadow or the Birthday Girl Barbie with better eyes but the too-short dress. Important decision, right? Meanwhile we hear this huge crash and look over and the shopping cart has upended and Alex is laying sprawled out with the cart on top of him, Barbie boxes strewn across the aisle and Owen miraculously laying sideways inside the cart (still slightly off the ground because Alex had broken it's fall!) Owen cries for a second as I swoop him up and Lisa grabs and lifts the cart off of Alex who is sobbing, "It was an accident, It was an accident!" as he's rubbing the back of his head! I'm holding and hugging and coddling and kissing the both of them, all the while assessing the damage, (which is so minimal I say a silent prayer of thanks knowing it could have been so much worse if Owen had hit his head!) Then, of course, I have to reprimand for climbing on the cart and acting crazy in public places! "See what happens when you act up?"
Angels really do watch over us!!
Alex, immediately after recovering, asks "Mommy, do I get a lollipop because I got a major boo-boo?"

8 comments:

Paige said...

That is BAD. I always put Bea back there too b/c she likes to stand up but didn't think about it tipping over.

I hope you bought the Barbie with the short dress.

AnnieB said...

Don't worry, It only tipped over because my four year old was climbing on the back!

AnnieB said...

I actually DID get the Barbie with the short dress by the way! Scandalous!

Farrah said...

Jordan's daughter flipped out of the same section of the Target shopping cart, headfirst onto the concrete in the parking lot when J. hit a bump while pushing the cart. Carts scare me!!!

Marilyn said...

I'm so glad Owen and Alex are okay - pretty scary. Alex is certainly the comeback kid (especially verbally). We had such a great weekend with you, and we love our digital photo screen. Thank you for a wonderful birthday! It took us until almost midnight Sunday to get home. I ended up flying thru LA to St. George, and Dad went through Las Vegas. But I did almost finish the Maeve Binchy book!!

Karen Stapley said...

The same thing happened to us in Trader Joe's but 2 nice strangers saw what was going on and helped me catch the cart as it was on a 45degree angle about to crash on the side with Mia strapped in. Scary!

AnnieB said...

Comeback Kid is a great name for Alex! Verbally and physically!

Britt said...

wow. dodged that bullet. I remember being with Tracey S and JK falling out and blood being everywhere. brutal. glad they are ok.