Shopping without my parents

I just got back from Wal-Mart. The last time I was there, my parents were with me and my friend and our favorite cab driver, Greg, took us there. Today, I had to shop alone (and without the ride from Greg).

First of all, I shouldn’t be alone in Wal-Mart. Even when my parents went with me, I never got out of there without spending at least $100. The same thing happened today, but I really missed having my mom and dad with me. The worst part (besides them not being there) was that I really needed all the stuff I bought. And it was sad to tell the driver, who asked about them when she took me home, that they were now in a nursing home.

I miss going to the McDonald’s with them (there’s one inside that Wal-Mart). And just shopping with them. My mom liked to shop; my dad always found a chair or bench somewhere and sat down. Of course, I thought of them while I was doing my shopping and bought them some things I thought they’d like such as dark chocolate truffles and flavored Tootsie Rolls.

When I got home, I looked at the old photos I found at their old house last week and thought of how much I love them. I love the old pics of my dad because he looks like Edward Hermann (who played Richard Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls.”) And in some of the pictures my mom looks like…me. I wish we could go shopping again…and to McDonald’s.


4 thoughts on “Shopping without my parents

  1. I understand, Nancy. My mother is 81, and although she is still in her home, and mostly mobile, we can’t do the things we used to do together. Your life changed quite a bit in two years; I see that mine is going in that direction with my own mother, and I know our lives will be very different two years from now.

    Do you see your parents often? When my husband’s father was in a nursing home, I think he saw him more than when he lived at home.

    1. Thanks, Maddie, for the kind words. I’ve been checking out your blog–love the baseball one and the one about the ants. I have some ants in the den where the computeris and I’m trying to figure out a way to get rid of them without using fhemicals that are harmful to humans and pets because I have a cat. I read in a home remedies book that hot sauce works. I also need something to get rid of aunts (or aunt, in this case)–told you I was silly.

      I went back to work three weeks ago fora temp. assignment and am hoping to go back to my regular department when this assignment is over. When I was off for five months, I got to visit my parents more, but now, I have to go on Saturday or Sunday so I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like. Which is too bad==I really moiss them. I found some of their old photos from the 40s at the house and I love all of my mom’s captions.

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