Rae Dunn, Home Goods and the broken iPhone
So today I headed to HomeGoods to check out this new craze that I have been hearing about-Rae Dunn. My sister was the one who told me about this new obsession and I have to say, since seeing her pieces in person I am a total fan girl now. On this trip to Homegoods I only saw one piece from her Easter collection. I came in with my two kids who are ages 4 and 1 which probably wasn’t the best idea but I stuffed them both into the main basket of the cart and told them to keep their hands in their laps until mommy was done shopping. Surprisingly, they listened to me; I’d like to think that my bitchy resting face comes in handy sometimes. LOL
So of course, who do you think breaks the cute little Easter water pot while strolling down the aisles looking for Rae Dunn? You guessed it, yours truly. I would have made that my picture of the day but after apologizing to the sales clerk a hundred times and feeling embarrassed that I was the one who broke something-not my children, I decided to take what little dignity I had left and leave the store. It was then as I was loading my kids into the car, that my iphone slipped out of my pocket, fell onto the concrete and shattered the screen.
Some days you just have days like that where everything seems to break. You may look up during these times and wonder “why me”, or “if I just didn’t have so much going on”, which is honestly usually my first reaction, but after some reflection I realize that this is the universe sending a message that I need to slow down. Typically when I have my kids with me on a shopping excursion (especially during nap time as it was today), I try to move as quickly as I can to get in and out before one of them or myself decides to have a meltdown. I get frustrated at hold ups like long lines or a chatty sales person because “I just want to get out of here!” It takes moments like today where everything seemed to be going wrong to really make me pause and think about taking more time instead of hurrying faster. The baby will cry, the toddler will ask to buy the candy regardless of how fast I am trying to move, so why not take that extra moment to be cautious, enjoy the giggling before the tears, and take an extra second to put my iphone in my purse instead of my pocket where it has fallen out before?
Today may not change my behavior forever, but acknowledging that I need to slow down and take extra care is something that I will continue to work on as a personal goal.