Thursday, October 22, 2009


There are lots of reasons why our family is a Walmart family. We like other stores too, but really don't mind (and even like!) going to Walmart. I won't get into the whole Walmart debate here, but I will say that we do appreciate the diversity that we oftentimes see there...real people doing real stuff. This is a conversation I had today when I when to check out...I indicated everyone's race that was involved because you have to know that to see the humor in the conversation.

Me (Asian American): Hi!
Cashier (African American): Hi! Oh, your baby (1/2 Asian, 1/2 Caucasian) is so cute! How old is she?
Me: She's a little over 7 months.
Cashier: My baby is 4 months old, but he is huge compared to her. He looks Mexican too.
Me: Well, he must be a good eater! Is he part Mexican?
Cashier: No. I love the little bow in her hair.
Me: Thanks! Does your little boy have a lot of hair already?
Cashier: Oh my goodness, yes! That's why he looks Mexican.

...We proceed with the checkout...

Me: Thank you.
Cashier: You're welcome. Bye, baby! You and my son look like you could be cousins!

The whole dialogue just had me chuckling to myself for SO many reasons. But at the end of the day, the cashier and I made the mommy connection, even if it was through a somewhat unique way :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gone Too Far...But Got Chocolate

Today I realized that my couponing has become a little crazy. Matt probably could have told you that a few weeks ago. I went to the mailbox today and had a nice surprise...four coupons for free chocolate came! That's not the crazy part. That's the happy part. Read on.

The crazy part is that I noticed I signed up myself, Matt, Abigail, and Jackson in order to get four coupons (it was 4 per household). So there was a coupon addressed to Jackson. Two crazy things about it:

1) A coupon was addressed to Jackson Schoolfield

2) It was a coupon for chocolate...I know from experience that dogs and chocolate don't go well together.

P.S. - You might think that it was also crazy that I signed up our 6 1/2 month old for chocolate too, but at least she's human!


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