Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why I love Sam's Or, Why My Gaurdian Angel Drinks

This morning. I took Camille, Georgie and Cole to Sam's to pick up dinner for Kristen and co. (I had a lovely one made and the dog ate it. Seriously. But that's another story.)
We walked outside, with Cole in the sling and Georgie in the cart. Camille was walking. I said, "Hold onto the cart."

"I can't. My hands are full."

"Okay, then stay by the cart."

We walked outside and I realized my car was by the enterence. I turned the cart to go to the left.

I saw the big red car, the love child between a London double decker bus and an SUV. I stopped to go around it. Camille didn't realize I stopped and kept on walking.

That's when the car started moving.

I screamed, "Cami! Come here!" She was totally confused and kept trying to move but the car kept backing up. I couldn't move; if I let go of the cart, Georgie would crash into the car. If I didn't, I couldn't get to my daughter. I kept saying, "Camille! Come here" and the person in the car WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION. Finally, someone leaned on their horn and the car stopped moving.

Camille is fine.

An employee ran out to us, asked us if we were okay and helped me to the car. He even loaded the car for me. It wasn't until we were on the road that I realized how bad it could have been.

He wasn't paying attention! He was trying to turn into a parking spot and that was more important than paying attention to what he was doing!

Thank God she's fine. And people wonder why we celebrate our Guardian Angels with beer. The poor blokes are probably drunks!

1 comment:

  1. So glad she is ok. I know it is quite a scare. Emma ran into the street when she was 3. I was pregnant with Kaylee. We were leaving a friend's house. She stopped at the curb waiting for me (our car was across the street) and then just darted out in the street. I saw a car coming. I screamed and ran as fast as I could. Luckily the lady who was going too fast for a residential street saw and slammed on her brakes, squealing the tires. Emma froze in the middle of the road like a deer in headlights. She was so scared she bit her lip open. I will never forget that day. I hate parking lots. They are so dangerous.