Daily Archives: February 10, 2009

Trip to Shoprite

Alexander and I went to Shoprite 2 or 3 times a week to do our grocery shopping.  In the early days of grocery shopping, he’d sleep in the car seat as I went through the aisles.  As he got older,  the store became a fun, teaching environment.

Sometimes, we’d stop at the in-store Dunkin Donuts and get a smoothie before heading to the produce aisle.  As we strolled through the produce, I would point out apples, bananas, oranges, and other foods.  He never mastered saying bananas but enjoyed saying apple and pointing them out out to me. 

Alexander loved to eat and I usually had to give him a snack on our grocery journeys.  As I put stuff in the cart, he would reach for the Nutri Grain bars, a juice box, or perhaps a cheese stick.

At the last minute yesterday, I decided to make a trip to Shoprite and get food for dinner.  I was fine until I entered our store.  I started bawling as soon as I passed the flowers.  I quickly got the few items I planned to buy and left the store.  I can only imagine what the other customers must have thought of me as I was walking through the store with tears streaming down my face.

I tried but I just couldn’t stop crying.  Alexander and I had some good times together on our visits to Shoprite and the trip just made me miss him that much more.