2.02.2009

Welcome Home


While trying to navigate the subway system of DC with a giant stroller holding one very cute baby, I was the receipt of many looks filled with:

Surprise
Scorn
Curiosity
Amusement

Everyone saw me. Trust me. I was hard to miss - especially in my bright yellow coat (I didn't realize DC had a "black wool only" dress code). While everyone took a good long look at me - no one let me on the subway first, helped me on the escalator, offered me their seat, said hello, or moved out of the way to let my stroller off the train.

My first errand back in Colorado was to Sunflower Market grocery store. The lady in front of me purchased a bouquet of tulips, and before she left turned around and handed them to me. She said, "Here. I bought these for you because you are a mom, and you deserve them."

Ahhh.

It is nice to be home.

12 comments:

madschill said...

What a nice lady. I am going to do that the next time a mom is in line behind me. We're glad you are back, when can we see the little sweetie (thats Brig, not Dave)?

The Crane Family said...

That is such a nice thing to do! I bet that made your whole day!

M-Ann said...

Are you kidding? That's very cool. In another few years when Brig is whining for every treat in the store and pushing your cart to bump the person in front of you - you may not be so lucky. And yes, DC is conservative, no bright colors allowed.

Christina said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to hear all the details--Dave didn't have much to share about the trip. :) What a sweet lady! I'm there every Monday and that never happens!

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

How nice! I love when people do things like that!

Mom Lewis said...

You forgot to mention, which you raved to me, how nice it was to see the blue blue skies of Colorado compared to the grey skies of DC EVERY DAY.

Mom Lewis said...

You forgot to mention, which you raved to me, how nice it was to see the blue blue skies of Colorado compared to the grey skies of DC EVERY DAY.

carrie said...

Let it be known, I loved my DC trip. It sounds like I didn't. More on that to come...

Natalee said...

It is true. When I was in Boston for my internship all of my coworkers would say, "Your from Colorado? Why'd you leave? Everyone is so nice there."

Mom Lewis said...

BTW it looks like our new first lady, Michelle Obama, is setting new trends in conservative DC with her green coat and dress she wore for the inauguration. Some comments I read/heard said it was too eveningish and others thought it was ok. So go Carrie, with your puffy down long warm gold coat.

So sorry I get impatient and publish my comments a couple of times. My daughters say they get excited when they see how many people commented on their posts, only to find out a couple are from their computer challenged mom.

sara said...

I'll bet you were super glad you had that coat, yellow or not. It's the warmest thing ever, right? Sometimes at night I wear mine in the house. It's such a sleeping bag!

Can't wait to hear about the trip.

BTW, I totally deserve flowers too. I wonder why no one ever buys me any in the store? Maybe it's because Oz is kicking people's shopping carts and throwing stuff all over the floor. Maybe.

Amy said...

That's so nice about the flowers. I should have warned you about the black wool only rule. I have a bright green coat but it took me a few years to get here. It was fun to read about your DC trip. I was on the Mall and the Pentagon City mall several times last week so we could have run into each other!

Amy