Amanda is dreading
this day, she does not like to go shopping . Now toy shopping is different that
is fun. Of course first thing Benjamin jumps up and wants to go, Amanda tells
Mommy "No please, remember the last time he went? We had to look all
over the place for him". Mommy told her "yes we did but remember
how cute he was? He had gone to the pet store and was in a big box full of
puppies, you know that is where he will go". But Amanda was a little
unhappy, she loved Benjamin but she dreaded spending half the day searching for
him. "Mom, I have an idea" she said, "lets put one of those
leashes on him for children. He can be right with us that way".
"Okay" said Mom "I think I still have yours" and she smiled.
"What?" Amanda said, "you put one of those on me?"
"Yes honey" Mommy said, "guess how I knew where to look for
Benjamin?" and she laughed. "Did I go to the puppies too?" "
Yes darling you did." "Oh okay", Amanda said "let's
get on our way" and she yelled for Benjamin to come on. She rolled her
beautiful blue eyes and looked at Benjamin, "now Benjamin" she told
him, "you have to stay next to me or Mommy today, you canít run through
the stores." Benjamin looked at her and said, "are we going to
the puppy store?" Mom and Amanda looked at each other and smiled.
Amanda thought, this is not going to be a good day, I can see that already.
Benjamin and Amanda in their car seats and off they went. Amanda was thinking
what it was going to be like when the twins, Kimmy and Andy got big enough to
go. "Oh goodness" she said "I hope I am in college or a long ways
off". She fell asleep thinking of the dreadful day that would happen
and as she did she began to dream....
They had gotten to the big mall and the kids, all three of them, Benjamin and
Kimmy and Andy started screaming and laughing because they were so happy, but
the minute the doors came open, out they jumped and started running to the
doors. Amanda took off after Benjamin and Mom took off after the twins. It was
so funny it looked like a foot race of some kind. The kids of course headed for
the pet store. This time they ran from cage to cage and open the doors for the
pets, the kittens ran out into the mall, the puppies took off everywhere and the
little birds were so scared of the noise they took off flying everywhere, people
were running and trying to catch them.
"Amanda, Amanda" Mom
shook her, "honey you are dreaming, wake up." Amanda was saying
no, no, no, Benjamin was looking at her like, what is your problem girl?
Amanda sat straight up in her seat. Thank Goodness she was dreaming. She said,
"Mom instead of shopping for me today, lets just take Benjamin to the pet
store and let him pet the puppies and then come home, I think that would be a
lot more fun. I donít really need to go shopping today." Mom just
smiled, she said, " honey, your Dad is going to meet us here with the twins
and we are going to have lunch, itíll be okay." Amanda just shook all
over to see if she was still dreaming...
© Harriett Dash 2002